Saturday, November 4, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 4, 2017

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Garth Brooks loads Cheez Whiz on a cracker to Trisha Yearwood's chagrin as an ad for Amazon Echo debuts with "Shameless" playing in the background
Chris Stapleton wins three trophies--Male Vocalist of the Year; New Artist; and Album, for "Traveller"--during the 49th annual Country Music Association Awards, telecast by ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
Capitol releases Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer" to radio. Songwriter Chris Stapleton provides background vocals
As Barack Obama wins a historic presidency, Brad Paisley witnesses a frenzied public reaction in New York's Times Square in person. The event inspires him to write "Welcome To The Future"
Dierks Bentley goes the distance to #1 in Billboard, topping the country singles list with "Every Mile A Memory"
DreamWorks releases Toby Keith's album "Shock'n Y'all"
Kenny Chesney records "When The Sun Goes Down" in Nashville during a session with rock artist Uncle Kracker
Tammy Wynette enters the Betty Ford Clinic with an addiction to painkillers
Barbara Mandrell earns her first #1 country single on the Billboard chart with "Sleeping Single In A Double Bed"
Blues-rock singer Delbert McClinton is born in Lubbock, Texas. McClinton teams with Tanya Tucker on the 1993 duet "Tell Me About It" and writes Emmylou Harris' 1978 hit "Two More Bottles Of Wine"
Songwriter/producer Billy Sherrill is born in Phil Campbell, Alabama. He writes "Stand By Your Man," "Almost Persuaded" and "The Most Beautiful Girl," among others, and produces such acts as George Jones, Johnny Paycheck and Marty Robbins, earning induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame 

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