Thursday, November 9, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 9, 2017

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The Band Perry wins New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year, for "If I Die Young," as ABC airs the 45th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. "If I Die Young" also wins Song of the Year for songwriter Kimberly Perry
Big Machine releases Taylor Swift's "Back To December" to radio
Toby Keith kicks off his first European tour at Glasgow ABC in Scotland
Randy Travis, Trace Adkins and Martina McBride are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville along with Elvis Presley, Michael McDonald, Little Richard and Jo Walker-Meador, the former executive director of the Country Music Association
Trace Adkins' "Ladies Love Country Boys" video debuts on CMT. The song namechecks Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.
Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon write a future George Strait hit, "Give It Away"
Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss win two times apiece as CBS telecasts the 38th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Chesney takes Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year, for "When The Sun Goes Down"
Warner Bros. releases Faith Hill's album "Breathe"
The Internal Revenue Service seizes the property of Willie Nelson in six states, including his Austin recording studio, to satisfy a $6.5 million debt
Roy Acuff becomes the first living artist named to the Country Music Hall Of Fame 

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