Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Today in Country Music History...January 10, 2018

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2017
BMLG releases "God, Your Mama, And Me," by Florida Georgia Line featuring Backstreet Boys, to radio

2015
Eric Church plays to a sold-out house at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, where the audience includes Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt and Cole Swindell

2010
John Rich and his wife, Joan, have a son, Cash Rich, in Nashville

2009
Taylor Swift sings "Love Story" and "Forever & Always" as the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

2003
Darryl Worley performs "Have You Forgotten?" publicly for the first time on the Grand Ole Opry at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

1998
Martina McBride soars to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "A Broken Wing"

1981
Merle Haggard's "I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink" makes a stir at #1 on the Billboard country chart

1956
Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" during his first Nashville session, held at the Methodist Television, Radio & Film Commission. The studio date also includes his cover of Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman"

1952
Audrey Williams files for divorce from Hank Williams for the second time in four years

1948
Loretta Webb marries Oliver "Mooney" Lynn in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, officially becoming Loretta Lynn. He gives her her first guitar, becomes her first manager, and inspires many of her feisty domestic songs

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