Thursday, February 1, 2018

Today in Country Music History...February 1, 2018 (MCA releases Sam Hunt's "Body Like A Back Road" to radio + more)

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2017
MCA releases Sam Hunt's "Body Like A Back Road" to radio

2014
Keith Urban brings out a couple surprise guests during his show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena: Eric Church joins him on "Raise 'Em Up," and Peter Frampton helps out on a Beatles song, "Get Back"

2011
Miranda Lambert nabs seven nominations in the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, making her the leading contender

2009
Faith Hill sings "America, The Beautiful" before the Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band playing halftime. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23

2004
Toby Keith and Willie Nelson join Aerosmith in the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVIII at Houston's Reliant Stadium, as the New England Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers, 32-29. Kid Rock appears at halftime. Also attending: Rascal Flatts

1979
Singer/songwriter Jason Isbell is born in Green Hill, Alabama. A triple-winner at the 2014 Americana Music Awards, Isbell earns a #1 country album in 2015 with "Something More Than Free"

1978
"Here You Come Again" is certified as Dolly Parton's first gold single

1968
Lisa Marie Presley is born to Elvis and Priscilla Presley at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She is The King's only child

1939
Del McCoury is born in Bakersville, North Carolina. Following a membership in Bill Monroe's band, he eventually leads The Del McCoury Band, becoming one of bluegrass music's dominant acts and joining the Grand Ole Opry in 2003

1937
Don Everly is born in Brownie, Kentucky. With sibling Phil, The Everly Brothers net such hits as "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love" while earning membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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