Monday, November 6, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 6, 2017

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RCA releases Old Dominion's debut album, "Meat And Candy"
Florida Georgia Line wins twice during the 47th annual Country Music Association awards, taking Vocal Duo and Single of the Year, for "Cruise," during the ABC telecast from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena
Martina McBride is joined by Train to shoot an installment of "CMT Crossroads" at Rocketown in Nashville. Among the performances: "Wrong Baby Wrong," "Whatever You Say" and "A Broken Wing"
George Strait, Sonny James and session guitarist Harold Bradley are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as ABC airs the 40th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center
Alan Jackson wins a record-tying five times in the 36th Country Music Association awards on CBS: Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for "Drive"; and Single and Song, for "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"
Reba McEntire and Linda Davis share the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with "Does He Love You"
Glenn Frey is born in Detroit, Michigan. As a member of The Eagles, he contributes to the country-rock movement. The Eagles score a lone country hit, "Lyin' Eyes," but are lionized with the album "Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles"
Little Jimmy Dickens officially joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry
Singer/songwriter Guy Clark is born in Monahans, Texas. An Americana icon, he writes such hits as Ricky Skaggs' "Heartbroke," Rodney Crowell's "She's Crazy For Leaving" and Vince Gill's "Oklahoma Borderline"
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson is born in Emerson, North Carolina. A descendent of the Civil War general, he joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1956, fashioning more than 10 hits from 1958-1971, including "Life To Go," "Waterloo" and "Don't Be Angry" 

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