Saturday, November 18, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 18, 2017

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RCA releases Miranda Lambert's two-disc album "The Weight Of These Wings"
Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum each win during ABC's American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles
Atlantic releases The Zac Brown Band's album "The Foundation"
"CMT Giants" debuts with a salute to Reba McEntire. Among those featured: Trisha Yearwood, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Wynonna, LeAnn Rimes, Jennifer Nettles, Brooks & Dunn, Kelly Clarkson and Martina McBride
The Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line" opens, with Joaquin Phoenix in the starring role. Reese Witherspoon portrays June Carter, Shelby Lynne takes the role of Cash's mother, and Shooter Jennings plays his late father, Waylon Jennings
Brad Paisley and Jamie O'Neal tape a week's worth of appearances on TV's "Hollywood Squares" in Hollywood. Later that evening, Paisley has his first date with actress Kimberly Williams
Vocalist T.J. Osborne is born in Baltimore, Maryland. He joins guitarist John Osborne to form Brothers Osborne, a duo that scores a Grammy nomination with its 2015 release "Stay A Little Longer" and earns a Country Music Association award for New Artist of the Year
"Barbara Mandrell And The Mandrell Sisters" debuts on NBC-TV, with guests Dolly Parton and John Schneider. Parton sings "9 To 5" and duets with Mandrell on The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love"
Conway Twitty records "Hello Darlin'" during an afternoon session at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
MGM releases Hank Williams' "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It." Lurking on the B side: the classic "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" 

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