Thursday, October 26, 2017

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

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2015
Mercury releases Chris Stapleton's "Nobody To Blame" to radio
2011
Taylor Swift welcomes a surprise guest, Shawn Colvin, to sing "Sunny Came Home" during a concert at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin
2006
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
2005
Brooks & Dunn shoot the video to "Believe" in Adams, Tennessee
2004
Mercury releases Sugarland's debut album, "Twice The Speed Of Life"
2002
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"
2000
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
1991
Travis Tritt goes to #1 in Billboard with "Anymore"
1967
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
1962
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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