Sunday, January 28, 2018

Today in Country Music History...January 28, 2018

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Eric Church earns his first #1 single in Billboard with "Drink In My Hand"

Virgin releases the soundtrack to "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days." Included: Keith Urban's "Somebody Like You"

Pepsi debuts a new commercial featuring Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" during Super Bowl XXX, while Ford debuts a southeastern regional spot that uses Joe Diffie's "Pickup Man." The Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17

Alan Jackson's "Gone Country" occupies the top spot on the Billboard country chart, floating a Bob Dylan reference in the process

MCA releases Reba McEntire's duet with Vince Gill, "The Heart Won't Lie," written by pop artist Kim Carnes

Alabama, Willie Nelson and Anne Murray each win two American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, while Loretta Lynn takes home a special Award of Merit. Other country winners on the ABC telecast include Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and The Oak Ridge Boys

Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers join 43 other artists to record "We Are The World" under the name USA For Africa at the A&M Studios in Los Angeles. Among other contributors are Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Waylon Jennings

Buck Owens records "My Heart Skips A Beat" and "Together Again" in Hollywood

Elvis Presley makes his first national TV appearance on The Dorsey Brothers' "Stage Show." He sings "Shake, Rattle And Roll"

Drummer Eddie Bayers is born in Pautaxant, Maryland. His lengthy credits include: George Strait's "The Fireman," Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee," Wynonna's "No One Else On Earth" and Vince Gill's "When I Call Your Name"

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