Saturday, October 21, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 21, 2017

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2015
Miranda Lambert makes a surprise appearance during Taylor Swift's concert at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina. They team on "Little Red Wagon"
2014
Capitol releases the Little Big Town album "Pain Killer"
2012
Garth Brooks, Connie Smith and session keyboard player Hargus "Pig" Robbins join the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony in Nashville
2001
A Country Freedom Concert at the Gaylord Entertainment Center rallies Nashvillians after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Appearing: George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Lonestar, Hank Williams Jr., Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill and Lee Ann Womack
1999
The Dixie Chicks' album "Wide Open Spaces" reaches 8 million in shipments
1997
Reba McEntire sings the national anthem at Jacobs Field in Cleveland before game 3 of the World Series. The Florida Marlins beat the Indians, 14-11
1988
Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis' "Deeper Than The Holler"
1977
Singer/songwriter Matthew Ramsey is born in Buchanan, Virginia. He becomes the lead singer of Old Dominion and writes Dierks Bentley's "Say You Do," Sam Hunt's "Make You Miss Me" and Kenny Chesney's "Save It For A Rainy Day"
1967
The Music City News presents its first annual awards at Ernest Tubb's Record Shop in Nashville. Merle Haggard wins Favorite Male Artist, and Loretta Lynn is named Favorite Female Artist
1915
Record producer Owen Bradley is born in Westmoreland, Tennessee. He establishes the first recording studio on what becomes Music Row, heads Decca, and produces Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, among others, joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1974 
 

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