Saturday, October 14, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 14, 2017

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2014
Republic Nashville releases Florida Georgia Line's album "Anything Goes"
2011
The Zac Brown Band's "Keep Me In Mind" video debuts on CMT
2003
MCA releases Josh Turner's debut album, "Long Black Train"
2000
Bryan White marries "One Life To Live" actress Erika Page at the Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas. In attendance: Lila McCann
1989
Clint Black reaps a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "Killin' Time"
1985
The Judds, Ricky Skaggs and George Strait take double honors in the 19th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The Judds claim Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year, for "Why Not Me"
1974
The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines is born in Lubbock, Texas. Her feisty lead vocals provide a base for the trio, one of country's biggest acts from 1997-2003, until her offhand comment about the president derails the band's mainstream standing
1973
The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame adds Jack Clement ("Ballad Of A Teenage Queen"), Don Gibson ("I Can't Stop Loving You"), Harlan Howard ("Busted"), Roger Miller, Ed and Steve Nelson ("Bouquet Of Roses") and Willie Nelson
1970
Vocalist/bass player Doug Virden is born in Denver, Colorado. He joins Sons Of The Desert in Texas, and the band fashions a 1997 debut album that yields hits with "Whatever Comes First" and "Leaving October." The group provides backing vocals for Lee Ann Womack on "I Hope You Dance"
1967
Tammy Wynette realizes her first #1 single in Billboard as a solo artist with "I Don't Wanna Play House" 

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