Saturday, September 30, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 30, 2017

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Valory releases the Thomas Rhett single "Star Of The Show" to radio
The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry gets engaged to Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia at her parents' home in Greeneville, Tennessee
George Strait lifts the Jamey Johnson-penned "Give It Away" to the top of the Billboard country singles chart
Vince Gill and Garth Brooks are double-winners in the 26th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Gill, who co-hosts with Reba McEntire on CBS, takes Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for "Look At Us"
Steve Earle records "Guitar Town" at Nashville's Sound Stage
Chris Lucas is born in Baltimore, Maryland. He's one-half of LoCash, which earns its first hits in 2015 and 2016 with "I Love This Life" and "I Know Somebody." Lucas also co-writes Tim McGraw's "Truck Yeah" and Keith Urban's "You Gonna Fly"
Eddie Montgomery is born in Lancaster, Kentucky. He joins Troy Gentry to form the Southern rock-tinged Montgomery Gentry, winning Vocal Duo of the Year honors from the Country Music Association in 2000. The duo joins the Grand Ole Opry in 2009
Marty Stuart is born in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He plays mandolin for Lester Flatt as a teen before building a solo career that features rockabilly-tinged hits and a Golden Globe nomination. He marries fellow Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith
Patsy Cline signs her first recording contract with Bill McCall, of Four Star Records
Deborah Allen is born in Memphis, Tennessee. She earns a Grammy nomination for her 1983 performance of "Baby I Lied," but also writes John Conlee's "I'm Only In It For The Love," Janie Fricke's "Let's Stop Talkin' About It" and Patty Loveless' "Hurt Me Bad (In A Real Good Way)"

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