Monday, October 2, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 2, 2017

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Taylor Swift welcomes a surprise guest during her concert at the Rogers Centre in Toronto: Keith Urban joins her to perform "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" and "Somebody Like You"
The Band Perry teams with Fall Out Boy to shoot an installment of "CMT Crossroads" at Rocketown in Nashville. The set list includes "If I Die Young," "Better Dig Two," "Sugar, We're Goin Down" and "DONE."
Carrie Underwood performs her first concert at the historic Hollywood Bowl. Randy Travis is a surprise guest on "I Told You So," and rock guitarist Orianthi joins Underwood on "Last Name"
CMT premieres a bundle of videos: Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova," Billy Currington's "That's How Country Boys Roll," Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice," Miranda Lambert's "White Liar," Kenny Chesney & Dave Matthews' "I'm Alive" and Reba McEntire's "Consider Me Gone"
George Strait takes three trophies during the 30th annual Country Music Association awards, aired by CBS from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Strait wins Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for "Blue Clear Sky"; and Single, for "Check Yes Or No"
George Bush becomes the first president to attend the Country Music Association awards, where Garth Brooks wins four trophies: Entertainer of the Year; Album ("No Fences"); Single ("Friends In Low Places"); and Music Video ("The Thunder Rolls")
The Everly Brothers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
United Artists releases The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken." The project features Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Vassar Clements, Junior Huskey, Norman Blake and Bashful Brother Oswald
Elvis Presley makes his only appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Opry manager Jim Denny allegedly tells him not to give up his day job
Guitarist Greg Jennings is born in Nicoma Park, Oklahoma. He joins Restless Heart, playing on such smooth hits as "Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right)," "I'll Still Be Loving You" and "Bluest Eyes In Texas." He also plays on hits by Dan Seals, Rob Crosby and BlackHawk

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