Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Today in Country Music History...January 31, 2018 (Taylor Swift Wins 4 Grammys + more)

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Taylor Swift wins four times at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, aired on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center. "Fearless" takes Album of the Year and Best Country Album; "White Horse" earns Best Country Female Vocal and Best Country Song

The Carrie Underwood video for "All-American Girl" has its premiere on CMT

The Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line" receives five Oscar nominations, with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon up for Best Actor and Actress. Dolly Parton's "Travellin' Thru," from "Transamerica," is nominated for Best Original Song

On the eve of the Super Bowl, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson perform in a live installment of "CMT Crossroads" from Houston with Aerosmith members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry

Tim McGraw's album "Not A Moment Too Soon" is certified quintuple-platinum

Garth Brooks sings the national anthem during a pre-game show that also features Tanya Tucker, Billy Burnette and Fleetwood Mac at Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Dallas beats Buffalo, 52-17

Tyler Hubbard is born in Snellville, Georgia. He becomes one-half of Florida Georgia Line, whose seering harmonies earn hits with "Cruise," "Dirt," "H.O.L.Y." and "This Is How We Roll," among others. FGL wins a series of Vocal Duo of the Year awards

Loretta Lynn wins twice at the American Music Awards, and Johnny Cash becomes the first country artist to receive the Award of Merit. Also winning: Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John and The Eagles

Tom T. Hall appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart for the first time with "A Week In A Country Jail"

Merle Haggard records "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde," inspired by the Warren Beatty movie, at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood

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