Saturday, October 7, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 7, 2017

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2014
Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean's album "Old Boots, New Dirt"
2013
Florida Georgia Line's "Stay" video debuts on CMT
2012
Mary Chapin Carpenter is inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Tony Arata ("The Dance"), Kim Williams ("Three Wooden Crosses") and Larry Henley ("The Wind Beneath My Wings") at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel
2008
Josh Turner and John Rich attend as presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama debate on national TV from Nashville's Belmont University
2006
Big & Rich and Lynyrd Skynyrd perform a benefit concert at the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta to raise funds for a memorial to the 173rd Airborne, the division commemorated in "8th Of November." Also appearing: John Anderson, The Lost Trailers and Cowboy Troy
2002
Ford Trucks debuts a new commercial starring Toby Keith during "Monday Night Football" on ABC-TV
2000
Chris LeDoux has a liver transplant in Omaha, Nebraska, after discovering he has primary sclerosing cholangitis
1949
Kieran Kane is born in Queens, New York. He has moderate commercial success as a solo artist in the early-1980s before joining with Jamie O'Hara to form The O'Kanes. In the 1990s, he co-founds Dead Reckoning Records, an artist-owned indie label
1940
Bill Monroe has his first recording session with the Blue Grass Boys, at the Kimball Hotel in Atlanta, for RCA Records. Among the day's tracks: "Mule Skinner Blues"
1927
Jimmie Rodgers' first record, "The Soldier's Sweetheart" backed with "Sleep Baby Sleep," goes on sale

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