Saturday, September 9, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 9, 2017

Glen Campbell tributes bookend the CBS special "The ACM Honors." Hosts Lady Antebellum open with "Galveston." The close has Blake Shelton singing "Southern Nights," Dierks Bentley's "Gentle On My Mind," Keith Urban's "Wichita Lineman," Toby Keith's "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and all four on "Rhinestone Cowboy"
Eric Church and Little Big Town score five nominations apiece to top the list of finalists in the 49th annual Country Music Association awards
Capitol releases the Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert duet "We Were Us" to radio
Lady Antebellum's "We Owned The Night" video debuts on CMT
Joe Nichols marries Heather Singleton at Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia
Willie Nelson performs a concert in Plains, Georgia, for an upcoming TV special, "CMT Homecoming: Jimmy Carter In Plains." Nelson threads the set with "Whiskey River," "Beer For My Horses," "Amazing Grace" and "Georgia On My Mind"
Hunter Hayes is born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. He plays every instrument, sings every part and co-writes every song on his first major-label album, which debuts in country's Top 10 just weeks after he turns 20. His hit list includes "Wanted," "Storm Warning" and "I Want Crazy"
Joey Martin is born in Alexandria, Indiana. She joins husband Rory Lee Feek in Joey+Rory, named Top New Vocal Duo by the Academy of Country Music in 2010. Her brave battle with cancer draws national attention, and the duo earns a #1 country album shortly after her death in 2016
Jerry Lee Lewis takes "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On" to the top of the Billboard country singles chart
Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." He sings four songs, including "Love Me Tender" and "Don't Be Cruel," shot only from the waist up. Charles Laughton hosts in place of Sullivan, recuperating from an auto accident

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