Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 11, 2017

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Show Dog-Universal releases Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" to radio
MCA releases Gary Allan's album "Tough All Over"
Tim McGraw's "Real Good Man" makes a real good showing in Billboard by reaching #1 on the country singles chart
The Dixie Chicks' album "Home" goes triple-platinum
Alabama wins three honors--Entertainer, Vocal Group and Instrumental Group of the Year--from the Country Music Association during its 16th annual awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville
The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Bobby Braddock and the late Ray Whitley. Braddock is noted for George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Whitley wrote Gene Autry's theme song, "Back In The Saddle Again"
Willie Nelson records "Always On My Mind" and "The Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning" at his Pedernales Studio outside of Austin, Texas
Paulette Carlson is born in Northfield, Minnesota. She becomes the sassy lead vocalist for Highway 101, essential on such hits as "The Bed You Made For Me," "Somewhere Tonight" and "Cry, Cry, Cry"
Gene Watson is born in Palestine, Texas. Using a relaxed vocal style, he becomes an admired traditional-country vocalist, fashioning such 1970s and '80s successes as "Love In The Hot Afternoon," "Farewell Party" and "Fourteen Carat Mind"
Dorothy Marsh is born in McMinnville, Tennessee. As singer/songwriter Dottie West, she joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1964, building a lengthy career around several Kenny Rogers duets and her trademarks "Country Sunshine" and "A Lesson In Leavin'" 

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