Sunday, October 22, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 22, 2017

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2012
Big Machine releases the Taylor Swift album "Red"
2011
Ronnie Dunn sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Rangers Ballpark In Arlington as Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals swamp the Texas Rangers, 16-7, in a World Series game
2008
A wax figure of Carrie Underwood is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in New York
2006
Little Big Town backs John Mellencamp's performance of "Our Country" before Game 2 of the World Series at Detroit's Comerica Park. Josh Gracin sings "God Bless America" during the seventh inning as the Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1
2005
Keith Urban's "Better Life" begins a six-week run at the top of the Billboard chart
1990
Tim McGraw signs a recording contract with Curb Records
1968
Shelby Lynne is born in Quantico, Virginia. Highly revered by critics for her emotive singing and wide stylistic range, she earns two minor country hits in 1990 but oddly wins the Grammy for Best New Artist 11 years later
1966
Eddy Arnold, music publisher Jim Denny, Grand Ole Opry founder George D. Hay and Uncle Dave Macon are added to the Country Music Hall Of Fame, with the proceedings airing on ABC-TV's "The Jimmy Dean Show"
1965
Ernest Tubb is named to the Country Music Hall Of Fame during a ceremony at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium
1963
David Allan Coe begins serving a four-year prison sentence at the Ohio State Penitentiary, for car theft, possession of obscene materials and possession of burglary tools. He later claims he killed a fellow inmate during his incarceration 
 

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