Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 5, 2017

Kelly Clarkson makes a surprise appearance to perform "PrizeFighter" with Trisha Yearwood during a Garth Brooks concert at Chicago's Allstate Arena. The audience includes Carrie Underwood
Eric Church tops the nominations list for the Country Music Association awards. He's a finalist in five categories, including Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for "Chief"; and Single, Song and Music Video, for "Springsteen"
Jason Aldean's "Big Green Tractor" starts a four-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
Taylor Swift realizes a gold single for "Teardrops On My Guitar"
CMT premieres Dierks Bentley's "Come A Little Closer" video
Reba McEntire begins shooting the WB sitcom "Reba" in Los Angeles
Vince Gill earns his first #1 single in Billboard with "I Still Believe In You"
Elvis Presley records "Blue Christmas" to begin three days of sessions for his first holiday album. Elvis also cuts "Treat Me Nice." The sessions are held at Radio Recorders in Hollywood
Tennessee Ernie Ford sings "Sixteen Tons" on his daytime variety show. Fan mail pours in, and Ford records it two weeks later
Drummer Jamie Oldaker is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A part of Eric Clapton's band for much of the 1970s and '80s, he joins The Tractors, whose 1994 hit "Baby Likes To Rock It" makes them the first country act to earn a gold debut album without touring

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