Friday, December 8, 2017

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

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Keith Urban receives the Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Brad Paisley's "When I Get Where I'm Going" video, featuring small on-screen parts for Dolly Parton and Scott Hamilton, premieres on CMT

Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson and Dobro ace Jerry Douglas each net four nominations, tops among country figures, as the finalists for the Grammy awards are announced at Gotham Hall in New York

Brad Paisley's album "Mud On The Tires" rolls to gold certification

Roy Acuff is the first country artist recognized in the Kennedy Center Honors, attended by president George Bush. Among the participants in the Washington, D.C., ceremony, shot for a CBS-TV special: Chet Atkins, Emmylou Harris, Steve Wariner and Bill Monroe

George Strait kicks off a five-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "I've Come To Expect It From You"

Arista releases Alan Jackson's first hit, "Here In The Real World"

Marty Robbins dies in Nashville of a heart attack just two months after his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His 30-year career was marked by love songs, pop crossover hits and the classic Western story song "El Paso"

Marty Raybon is born in Greenville, Alabama. As the lead singer for Shenandoah, he puts an identifiable stamp on "Two Dozen Roses," "The Church On Cumberland Road" and "If Bubba Can Dance"

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs perform together on the Grand Ole Opry for the first time as members of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. The moment at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium is a seminal bluegrass event

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