Thursday, August 3, 2017

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

Capitol releases Luke Bryan's "Strip It Down" to radio
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
Patsy Cline receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Johnny Lee makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
Trisha Yearwood's name appears at #1 in Billboard for the first time with her single "She's In Love With The Boy"
Alabama works its way to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Forty Hour Week (For A Livin')"
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
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"
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"
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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