Monday, October 30, 2017

Today in Country Music History...October 30, 2017

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Eric Church is invited to the Boston Red Sox clubhouse at Fenway Park before Game 6 of the World Series. The team plays his song "The Outsiders" to get keyed up for the game, then beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-1, to claim the world championship

Trace Adkins sings the national anthem at Nashville's LP Field, where the Tennessee Titans slam the Indianapolis Colts, 27-10, in an NFL game

Alan Jackson is honored as "CMT Giants" is shot at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Aiding in the tribute are George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack

Martina McBride's "Runaway Bride" contribution, "I Love You," hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander marries Claudia Fontenot

RCA releases The Judds' album "Rockin' With The Rhythm"

Gary Morris opens in the New York production of the opera "La Boheme," with co-star Linda Ronstadt at the Anspacher Theater

Kassidy Osborn is born near Magna, Utah. Along with two sisters, she forms SHeDAISY, a harmony-based vocal group that signs with Disney's Lyric Street Records and achieves one gold and one platinum album

T. Graham Brown is born in Atlanta, Georgia. Infusing country with a blue-eyed soul style, Brown finds favor in the late-1980s with such hits as "Don't Go To Strangers," "Darlene" and "Hell And High Water"

Johnny Wright marries Kitty Wells in Franklin, Kentucky. Given that the event occurs Halloween Eve, Wright frequently tells friends: "Kitty didn't know whether she got tricked or treated--maybe she got spooked"

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