Thursday, October 26, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 26, 2017

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Mercury releases Chris Stapleton's "Nobody To Blame" to radio
Taylor Swift welcomes a surprise guest, Shawn Colvin, to sing "Sunny Came Home" during a concert at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin
Reba McEntire is celebrated in the first "CMT Giants" concert at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre. Participants include Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna, Martina McBride, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Nettles and LeAnn Rimes
Brooks & Dunn shoot the video to "Believe" in Adams, Tennessee
Mercury releases Sugarland's debut album, "Twice The Speed Of Life"
The Statler Brothers head into retirement, playing their final date as a touring act at the Salem Civic Center in Virginia. Their last song: "Amazing Grace"
Garth Brooks announces his plans to retire from touring during a party to celebrate his certification for sales of 100 million albums at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Brooks says he'll record one more album before he quits
Travis Tritt goes to #1 in Billboard with "Anymore"
Singer/guitarist Keith Urban is born in New Zealand. Introduced through a three-piece band, The Ranch, he becomes one of the first country icons of the 21st century, winning the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year in 2005
Singer/songwriter Kristen Hall is born in Gross Pointe, Michigan. She becomes a founding member of the trio Sugarland, introduced in 2004, but leaves at the end of 2005 before the act reaches its peak 

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