Saturday, August 5, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 5, 2017


2013
Carrie Underwood's single "See You Again" is certified gold
2010
Charley Pride is part of an 18-person investor group headed by Nolan Ryan that buys the Texas Rangers baseball team for $593 million at auction in Fort Worth
2008
Mercury releases Jamey Johnson's album "That Lonesome Song"
1995
Alan Jackson turns up at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "I Don't Even Know Your Name"
1984
Brian Bandas is born in Austin, Texas. He's a founding member of Love And Theft, a trio that earns a hit with its 2009 debut, "Runaway." Bandas leaves the band in 2010 before it records its second album
1968
Terri Clark is born in Montreal, Quebec. Raised in Calgary, she emerges in 1995 as a feisty, confident vocalist, netting successes such as "Better Things To Do," "Poor Poor Pitiful Me," "When Boy Meets Girl" and "Girls Lie Too"
1961
Fiddler Mark O'Connor is born in Seattle, Washington. He wins the Country Music Association's Musician of the Year award six times, appearing on more than 450 country recordings, and wins a Grammy for "Restless"
1959
Singer/songwriter Darrell Scott is born in London, Kentucky. Gaining credibility as an alternative-country act, he scores hits by writing Travis Tritt's "It's A Great Day To Be Alive," The Dixie Chicks' "Long Time Gone" and Sara Evans' "Born To Fly"
1957
Elvis Presley registers a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"
1940
Songwriter Bobby Braddock is born in Auburndale, Florida. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he writes such hits as George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today," Billy Currington's "People Are Crazy" and Toby Keith's "I Wanna Talk About Me"

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