Monday, October 9, 2017

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

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2016
"Humble And Kind," penned by Lori McKenna, wins Song of the Year during the NSAI Songwriter Achievement Awards at the Music City Center. Cole Swindell takes Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and "Nothin' Like You" author Ashley Gorley earns Songwriter of the Year
2009
Taylor Swift's "Fifteen" video premieres on CMT
2007
LeAnn Rimes is joined by pop singer Joss Stone to shoot an episode of "CMT Crossroads" in Franklin, Tennessee. The performance includes a duet version of "Nothin' Better To Do"
1993
Scotty McCreery is born in Garner, North Carolina. He wins "American Idol" in 2011, leading to the release of his first album, "Clear As Day," within months. He earns his first Top 10 country single with 2013's "See You Tonight"
1992
Arista releases Alan Jackson's album "A Lot About Livin' (And A Little 'Bout Love)"
1989
Hank Williams Jr.'s duet with Hank Sr. on "There's A Tear In My Beer" wins two honors during the 23rd annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House: Vocal Event and Music Video of the Year, directed by Ethan Russell
1982
Merle Haggard & George Jones take a Willie Nelson song, "Yesterday's Wine," to #1 on the Billboard country chart
1978
Dolly Parton's dress splits as she walks off with the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award during the 12th annual ceremony at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House
1977
Singer/songwriter Brandy Clark is born in Chehalis, Washington. Nominated for Best New Artist in the 57th Grammy Awards, she earns a Top 10 country album in 2016 with "Big Day In A Small Town." She pens The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two," Kacey Musgraves' "Follow Your Arrow" and Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart"
1977
The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Kris Kristofferson, Woody Guthrie, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash 

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