Thursday, August 3, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 3, 2017


2015
Capitol releases Luke Bryan's "Strip It Down" to radio
2010
Taylor Swift's "Fifteen" receives an MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Female Video pitting her against Beyonce, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry
1999
Patsy Cline receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1991
Johnny Lee makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
1991
Trisha Yearwood's name appears at #1 in Billboard for the first time with her single "She's In Love With The Boy"
1985
Alabama works its way to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Forty Hour Week (For A Livin')"
1976
Fiddler Jimmy De Martini is born in Marietta, Georgia. He joins The Zac Brown Band, named Best New Artist during the Grammy Awards in 2010. Behind hits such as "Chicken Fried," "Jump Right In" and "Homegrown," the boundary-pushing band rises to a stadium-level live act
1966
Lonestar's keyboard player Dean Sams is born in Garland, Texas. Winners of the Academy of Country Music's Best New Group or Duo for 1995, the band earns hits with "Tequila Talkin'," "No News" and the pop crossover single "Amazed"
1953
Songwriter/guitarist/producer Randy Scruggs is born to Earl Scruggs in Nashville. Among the projects he plays on are Miranda Lambert's "Automatic," George Strait's "Heartland," Vince Gill's "Go Rest High On That Mountain" and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2"
1924
Gordon Stoker, of The Jordanaires, is born in Gleason, Tennessee. The quartet sings back-up on singles by Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Jimmy Dean and Tammy Wynette, among others, gaining enrollment in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001

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