Monday, August 7, 2017

Today in Country Music History...JAugust 7, 2017

Capitol releases Luke Bryan's album "Kill The Lights"
Songwriters busbee, Nate Cyphert and William Wiik Larsen author "H.O.L.Y." in Los Angeles. In 2016, the song becomes a country hit for Florida Georgia Line
Vince Gill, Mel Tillis and Ralph Emery are announced by the Country Music Association as the year's Country Music Hall of Fame inductees during a ceremony at the Hall of Fame in Nashville
Keith Urban's "Somebody Like You" video debuts on CMT
Garth Brooks gives a free concert in New York's Central Park that's broadcast live on HBO. Billy Joel and Don McLean join the event, with crowd estimates ranging from 200,000 to more than 1 million, as the city observes Garth Brooks Day
Trace Adkins' "Every Light In The House" video first appears on television via CMT
Raul Malo is born in Miami, Florida. He sings lead for The Mavericks, an edgy foursome that wins multiple Vocal Group of the Year honors in the 1990s. He later builds a stylistically diverse solo career before The Mavericks regroup
Patsy Cline's "I Fall To Pieces" reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
Rodney Crowell is born in Houston, Texas. The multi-talented performer nets five #1 singles from his 1988 album "Diamonds & Dirt," produces hits for Rosanne Cash and writes hits for Waylon Jennings, Crystal Gayle and Tim McGraw, among others
Songwriter Felice Bryant is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With husband Boudleaux Bryant, she writes such hits as "Hole In My Pocket," by Ricky Van Shelton; "Devoted To You," by The Everly Brothers; and "Rocky Top," by The Osborne Brothers. The Bryants enter the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1991

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