Thursday, February 15, 2018

Today in Country Music History...February 15, 2018 (Reba McEntire)

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2017
Reba McEntire headlines at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium for the first time. Her set in the evening includes surprise guests Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson on "Softly And Tenderly"; Linda Davis for "Does He Love You"; The Isaacs in a gospel number; and three family members on "I'll Fly Away"

2015
Eric and Katherine Church welcome a son, Tennessee Hawkins Church

2008
Arista releases Brad Paisley's "I'm Still A Guy" to radio

2007
Bucky Covington's first video, for "A Different World," has its world premiere on CMT

2006
Billy Currington nets a gold single with "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right"

1987
Columbia releases Ricky Van Shelton's debut album, "Wild-Eyed Dream"

1979
Willie Nelson wins two trophies during the 21st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for "Georgia On My Mind"; and Best Country Vocal Duo or Group--shared with Waylon Jennings--for "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"

1978
Crystal Gayle becomes the first country-based female artist to receive a platinum album, for "We Must Believe In Magic"

1975
T.G. Sheppard collects the first #1 country single of his career in Billboard magazine with "Devil In The Bottle"

1918
Hank Locklin is born in McLellan, Florida. A 1960 addition to the Grand Ole Opry, he earns 10 Top 10 hits from 1949-1967, led by "Please Help Me, I'm Falling"

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