Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 4, 2017

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Mercury releases Scotty McCreery's debut studio album, "Clear As Day"
Dierks and Cassidy Bentley have a daughter, Evalyn Day Bentley, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville
Shania Twain's "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" video debuts on CMT's countdown show "Most Wanted Live"
The Country Music Hall of Fame inducts 12 new members: The Everly Brothers, Sam Phillips, Bill Anderson, The Louvins, The Jordanaires, The Delmore Brothers, Webb Pierce, Don Law, Ken Nelson, Don Gibson, Waylon Jennings and Homer & Jethro
The Dixie Chicks win four honors in the 34th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, including Entertainer of the Year; Vocal Group; Album, for "Fly"; and Music Video, for "Goodbye Earl"
Alison Krauss wins four times in the 29th annual Country Music Association awards, aired on CBS from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House: Female Vocalist of the Year; the Horizon Award; Vocal Event; and Single, for "When You Say Nothing At All"
Jaren Johnston is born in Nashville. A founding member of The Cadillac Three, he writes Keith Urban's "You Gonna Fly," Jake Owen's "Beachin'," Frankie Ballard's "Sunshine & Whiskey" and Tim McGraw's "Southern Girl"
Willie Nelson picks up his first #1 single as an artist on the Billboard country chart with "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain"
Heidi Newfield is born in Healdsburg, California. She joins party band Trick Pony, which earns a gold album with its 2001 debut. She leaves for a solo career in 2006, earning a 2008 hit with "Johnny And June"
Keyboard player Gregg Hubbard is born in Orlando, Florida. He joins Mark Miller in starting Sawyer Brown, a five-man act that breaks out of "Star Search" in the 1980s, becoming one of country's most energetic live bands 

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