Friday, October 27, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 27, 2017

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2016
Steve Wariner performs the national anthem at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where the NFL's Tennessee Titans defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 36-22

2014
MCA releases Sam Hunt's debut album, "Montevallo"

2013
Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and songwriter/producer Jack Clement are officially inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville

2012
Jason Aldean raises $509,000 for charity with his annual Concert for the Cure at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas

2007
Kenny Chesney locks in a #1 single on the Billboard country chart with "Don't Blink"

2006
A "CMT Cross Country" episode teaming Vince Gill and Alison Krauss makes its small-screen debut. The set list includes "What The Cowgirls Do," "The Lucky One" and the Genesis pop song "That's All"

2001
"Only In America" takes Brooks & Dunn to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1984
Alabama reaches #1 in Billboard with "If You're Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band)"

1949
Guitarist Jack Daniels is born in Choctaw, Oklahoma. He joins Highway 101, twice named the Country Music Association's Top Vocal Group behind such hits as "Somewhere Tonight," "The Bed You Made For Me" and "Cry, Cry, Cry"

1942
Lee Greenwood is born in South Gate, California. The smoky-voiced singer gains the Country Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year in 1983 and '84. He earns numerous pop-tinged hits, topped by his signature anthem "God Bless The U.S.A."

1936
Charlie Daniels is born in Wilmington, North Carolina. A leading figure in the Southern rock movement, his song "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" gives him permanent footing in country music. In 2008, he becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry; in 2016, he joins the Country Music Hall of Fame

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