Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 20, 2017

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2016
The work he put in is realized: Tim McGraw's "Humble And Kind" earns a platinum single from the RIAA
2011
Vince Gill and Sting shoot an edition of "CMT Crossroads" at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Included in the set list: "Liza Jane," "Whenever You Come Around" and "Let It Be Me"
2008
Brad Paisley scores a #1 country single in Billboard with "Waitin' On A Woman"
2007
Carrie Underwood's "So Small" video debuts on CMT
2002
Toby Keith's "Who's Your Daddy?" video premieres on CMT
1997
During an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Paycheck receives an invitation from Opry general manager Bob Whittaker to join the cast
1992
Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam XV at Nashville's Starwood Amphitheater. It features Eddie Rabbitt, Paulette Carlson, Suzy Bogguss, Jo-El Sonnier, Pirates Of The Mississippi, Confederate Railroad, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Feat, Hal Ketchum, Poco and The Desert Rose Band, among others
1988
Crystal Gayle and Loretta Lynn play a concert together for the first time
1973
A day after Gram Parsons died, his body is stolen during transfer at the Los Angeles International Airport, then taken to Joshua Tree, where it is burned, in accordance with his request. Road manager Phil Kaufman is among two charged with the crime
1955
Tennessee Ernie Ford records the Merle Travis-written "Sixteen Tons" at the Capitol Recording Studio on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood

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