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

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"

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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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