Thursday, November 16, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 16, 2017

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Curb releases Lee Brice's "I Drive Your Truck" to radio
CBS airs "I Walk The Line: A Night For Johnny Cash" with Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix and Alison Krauss
Alabama adds to its own American Music Awards record, claiming the 23rd victory of its career at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. The evening's other country winners include Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Toby Keith
Garth Brooks' album "Ropin' The Wind" is certified for shipments of 10 million copies, making him the first country artist to reach that plateau with two different releases
Garth Brooks' interpretation of the Billy Joel song "Shameless" rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart
Anne Murray clutches a gold single with "Snowbird," making her the first Canadian artist to reach gold with a country hit
Singer/guitarist Keith Burns is born in Atlanta, Georgia. He becomes one-third of Trick Pony, who emerge as one of the 21st century's first party bands behind such hits as "Pour Me" and "Just What I Do"
Patsy Cline records "I Fall To Pieces" during an afternoon session at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville
Songwriter and bluegrass musician Larry Cordle is born in Cordell, Kentucky. He pens Ricky Skaggs' "Highway 40 Blues," Diamond Rio's "Mama Don't Forget To Pray For Me" and George Strait & Alan Jackson's "Murder On Music Row," among others
Songwriter/producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange is born in Mufilira, Rhodesia. Noted for his work with AC/DC, Foreigner and Def Leppard, he marries Shania Twain and helps her write and develop some of the best-selling albums in country music history 

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