Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 14, 2017

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Thomas Rhett's "Die A Happy Man" rises to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart. It will occupy that position a total of 17 weeks

Arista releases Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs" to radio

The Grand Ole Opry visits Carnegie Hall, with Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss + Union Station, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Bill Anderson, Brad Paisley, Charley Pride and Ricky Skaggs. They end with a medley: "I'll Fly Away," "I Saw The Light" and "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"

Toby Keith claims two trophies in the American Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Other country winners include Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire

"Garth Brooks: Coast To Coast Live" airs on CBS-TV from Los Angeles' Great Western Forum. The first of three consecutive Wednesday-night concert specials, the show features Keb' Mo' and Trisha Yearwood. Tyler England also rejoins Brooks' backing band, Stillwater

MCA releases Vince Gill's album "When I Call Your Name"

United Artists releases Kenny Rogers' album "The Gambler"

Crystal Gayle receives her first gold sales certifications--a gold single for "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" and a gold album for "We Must Believe In Magic"

Songwriter Gretchen Peters is born in Bronxville, New York. She writes Faith Hill's "The Secret Of Life," Martina McBride's "Independence Day," Patty Loveless' "You Don't Even Know Who I Am" and Pam Tillis' "Let That Pony Run"

Hank Williams makes his first national TV appearance, on CBS-TV's "The Perry Como Show," performing "Hey, Good Lookin'"

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