Thursday, January 25, 2018

Today in Country Music History...January 25, 2018

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Jo Dee Messina sings the national anthem before the NHL All-Star Game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Team Toews defeats Team Foligno, 17-12

Luke Bryan plays a sold-out show at prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York for the first time, weaving "That's My Kind Of Night," "Drink A Beer" and "Drunk On You" into the concert. His opening acts are Lee Brice and Cole Swindell

Sea Gayle/Arista releases Jerrod Niemann's "Lover, Lover" to radio

"Gone Country," a reality show hosted by John Rich, debuts on CMT, with Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson, Enrique Iglesias Jr. and Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider attempting a country career

Carrie Underwood collects a gold award for her single "Jesus, Take The Wheel"

The Recording Industry Association of America awards a platinum album for Brad Paisley's "Time Well Wasted"

Emmylou Harris joins the Grand Ole Opry

Randy Travis wins four awards, paced by "Forever And Ever, Amen," at the 15th annual American Music Awards

Kenny Rogers picks up three pop and country trophies at the American Music Awards. Country awards also go to Willie Nelson, Barbara Mandrell, Anne Murray and The Oak Ridge Boys

Songwriter/keyboard player Bobby Wood is born near New Albany, Mississippi. He writes Crystal Gayle's "Half The Way" and Ronnie Milsap's "He Got You," and plays on Willie Nelson's "Always On My Mind," Garth Brooks' "The Dance" and Elvis Presley's "Kentucky Rain"

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