Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 8, 2017

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2010
The movie "Country Strong," starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw, premieres at Nashville's Green Hills 16 theaters, drawing Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Mark Collie, Jerrod Niemann and Little Big Town

2009
Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Ernest Tubb, Kid Rock and Hattie Louise "Tootsie" Bess--the founder of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge--are inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville

2005
The album "Jason Aldean" is certified gold

2003
"Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" brings Keith Urban to #1 on the Billboard country chart

1997
Now she's really gone and done it: Shania Twain starts a five-week reign on Billboard's country chart with "Love Gets Me Every Time"

1996
Deana Carter takes home her first gold album, awarded for her debut, "Did I Shave My Legs For This?"

1994
Lauren Alaina Suddeth is born in Rossville, Georgia. After finishing as the runner-up in the 2011 edition of "American Idol," she hits #2 on the Billboard country albums chart with her debut, "Wildflower"

1980
Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again" drives into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

1977
Bucky Covington is born in Rockingham, North Carolina. After competing on "American Idol," he picks up a recording contract with Disney's Lyric Street Records, earning a hit with his first single, 2007's "A Different World"

1927
Patti Page is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Primarily a pop singer, she gains a monumental country hit in 1951 with her rendition of "The Tennessee Waltz"

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