Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 10, 2017

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Tyler Farr marries Hannah Freeman in Nolensville, Tennessee. Groomsmen include Jason Aldean, Colt Ford, Lee Brice and Maddie & Tae. Brad Paisley gives a surprise performance of "Today"
Taylor Swift receives five nominations, leading all country artists as the ballot for the American Music Awards is announced. Florida Georgia Line collects four nominations
The Eli Young Band single "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" plays as ABC debuts the country-music soap opera "Nashville." Also heard in the episode: John Conlee's "Rose Colored Glasses," Greg Bates' "Did It For The Girl" and Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man"
Lee Ann Womack sings "I Hope You Dance" with Gloria Estefan while taping Lifetime Television's third annual "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars" at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre. Also appearing: The Pretenders, Chaka Khan and Michelle Branch
Lonestar's "With Me" video debuts on CMT's "Most Wanted Live." The piece represents the directorial debut of drummer Keech Rainwater
RCA releases Sara Evans' album "Born To Fly"
Hank Williams Jr. wins his second Entertainer of the Year trophy and claims Album of the Year, for "Born To Boogie," during the 22nd annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. K.T. Oslin joins him as a double-winner
T.G. Sheppard's "Party Time" hits the top of the Billboard country chart
The Kris Kristofferson song "Sunday Morning Coming Down" takes Johnny Cash to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
Tanya Tucker is born in Seminole, Texas. After emerging as a teenager, she becomes one of country's more feisty females, with a gritty vocal style netting such hits as "Delta Dawn," "Texas (When I Die)" and "Down To My Last Teardrop" 

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