Friday, September 15, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 15, 2017

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EMI releases Eric Church's "Talladega" to radio
Garth Brooks' "More Than A Memory" becomes the first song to debut at #1 on Billboard's country singles list
Dierks Bentley realizes his second gold album, for "Modern Day Drifter"
Former "Nashville Star" contestant Miranda Lambert signs with Epic Records
Aaron Tippin initiates two days of recording on "Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly"
"Everywhere We Go" becomes Kenny Chesney's first double-platinum album
Steve Wariner performs the national anthem as the Texas Rangers retire the #34 worn by former Ranger pitcher Nolan Ryan in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers win the game, 6-2, against the Milwaukee Brewers
MCA releases George Strait's "Pure Country" soundtrack
Singer/songwriter Andy Gibson is born in Spokane, Washington. He co-writes "Don't You Wanna Stay," a 2010 Jason Aldean duet with Kelly Clarkson
Roy Acuff is born in Maynardville, Tennessee. Proclaimed the King of Country Music, he becomes synonymous with the Grand Ole Opry following his 1938 debut. In 1962, he becomes the first living inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame

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