Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 29, 2017

Capitol releases Luke Bryan's "I Don't Want This Night To End" to radio
Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are announced by the Country Music Association as the latest inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame
Alan Jackson collects a whopping 10 nominations for the 36th annual Country Music Association awards, breaking a 32-year-old record held by Merle Haggard
Billy Ray Cyrus performs the national anthem and Emmylou Harris sings "Abraham, Martin And John" during the Democratic National Convention at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, as Bill Clinton is nominated for re-election
K.T. Oslin has quadruple-bypass heart surgery at Nashville's Saint Thomas Hospital
"(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" positions Ronnie Milsap at the top of the Billboard country singles chart
Singer/songwriter Shawn Camp is born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Signed to Reprise in the 1990s, he nets hits as a songwriter with George Strait's "River Of Love," Garth Brooks' "Two Pina Coladas" and Josh Turner's "Would You Go With Me"
Keyboard player Dan Truman is born in St. George, Utah. He joins Diamond Rio, whose tight harmonies and positive values combine in a series of hits, including "Meet In The Middle," "I Believe" and "One More Day"
Songwriter Don Schlitz is born in Durham, North Carolina. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017, his hits include "The Gambler," "Forever And Ever, Amen," "On The Other Hand," "Strong Enough To Bend," "When You Say Nothing At All" and "I Feel Lucky," among many others
Jimmy C. Newman is born in High Point, Louisiana. He becomes the rare Cajun artist to achieve commercial success in country music, with more than 10 Top 10 hits from 1954-1966, leading to his entry into the Grand Ole Opry

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