Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Today in Country Music History...August 9, 2017

Jason Aldean begins a 14-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Burnin' It Down"
Atlantic releases "As She's Walking Away," by The Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson, to radio
Sugarland tapes an installment of "CMT Crossroads" with Bon Jovi at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The set list includes "Baby Girl," "You Give Love A Bad Name" and the future country hit "Who Says You Can't Go Home"
Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett spend the first of eight weeks at the top of the Billboard chart with "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
Rascal Flatts bass player Jay DeMarcus gets engaged to Allison Alderson in New York. The couple met when she appeared in the band's "These Days" video
Rascal Flatts' "These Days" video, complete with artificial rain, debuts on CMT's "Most Wanted Live"
Diamond Rio mandolin player Gene Johnson slices his left thumb in a saw accident while doing cabinetry work in Little Rock, Arkansas
The Judds' "Rockin' With The Rhythm Of The Rain" goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
Johnny Horton records "North To Alaska," the only song he tackles during a two-hour session at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville. It proves to be the final recording of his life
Hank Williams misses a scheduled appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Two days later, Opry manager Jim Denny fires Williams

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