Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 1, 2017

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2016
Hunter Hayes sings the national anthem at Progressive Field in Cleveland before Game 6 of the World Series, where the Chicago Cubs swamp the Indians, 9-3
2012
Blake Shelton wins three trophies during the 46th annual Country Music Association awards, broadcast on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. He takes Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist and shares Song of the Year with Miranda Lambert, for "Over You"
2011
RCA releases the Miranda Lambert album "Four The Record"
2003
Garth Brooks' "Friends In Low Places" takes the top spot in the CMT special "40 Greatest Drinking Songs"
1998
Jason Aldean moves to Nashville from Georgia
1980
Waylon Jennings goes to #1 in Billboard with "Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)"
1963
Singer/songwriter Kenny Alphin is born at the Culpeper County Hospital in Culpeper, Virginia. As Big Kenny, he co-founds Big & Rich, a boundary-pushing duo that collects hits with "Lost In This Moment," "Comin' To Your City" and "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)"
1956
Singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett is born in Klein, Texas. Following his 1986 debut album, his eclectic music reaches a national audience, making him one of the ambassadors for the Texas red-dirt scene
1953
Producer/songwriter Keith Stegall is born in Wichita Falls, Texas. Stegall produces Alan Jackson, The Zac Brown Band and Craig Campbell, and writes such hits as "Don't Rock The Jukebox," Mickey Gilley's "Lonely Nights," Glen Campbell's "A Lady Like You" and Mark Wills' "I Do (Cherish You)"
1937
Bill Anderson is born in Columbia, South Carolina. Whisperin' Bill compiles a series of hits as an artist in the 1960s and '70s and writes more for Connie Smith, George Strait, Brad Paisley and Ray Price. Anderson joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1961 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001 
 

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