Friday, August 4, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 4, 2017

Big Machine rush-releases Taylor Swift's single "Mine" to radio after the song was leaked on the Internet
Columbia releases Miranda Lambert's "White Liar" to radio
Brooks & Dunn earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
CMT premieres the videos for Lonestar's "You're Like Comin' Home" and Trace Adkins' "Arlington"
The Judds make their first appearance at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Mama He's Crazy"
Ricky Skaggs marries Sharon White, of The Whites. The couple performs "If I Needed You" during the ceremony
Guitarist Grady Cross is born in St. Louis, Missouri. He's a founding member of the band Cross Canadian Ragweed, which nabs four Top 10 country albums during the first decade of the 2000s
Connie Smith wins a talent contest in Columbus, Ohio, and gains the attention of guest artist Bill Anderson, who helps her get her first recording contract
Songwriter Craig Wiseman is born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His credits include Kenny Chesney's "Summertime," Blake Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here," Florida Georgia Line's "Anything Goes" and Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying"
Jimmie Rodgers records for the first time in Bristol, Tennessee, singing "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" and "The Soldier's Sweetheart" during an afternoon session with producer Ralph Peer at a hat warehouse at 408 State Street

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