January 24 in Country Music History

This Day in Country Music History: January 24

2015: Blake Shelton sings “Neon Light” and “Boys ‘Round Here” as the host and musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”

2010: Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and George W. Bush are all spotted at the Superdome in New Orleans for the NFC Championship Game, a 31-28 overtime win for the Saints against the Minnesota Vikings

2006: MCA releases Josh Turner’s album “Your Man”

2003: Joe Nichols sets a Grand Ole Opry precedent while performing “Brokenheartsville” at the Ryman Auditorium. A green bra is tossed from the seats as he sings, supposedly the first time an undergarment has ever been thrown on stage in show history

1995: Tucker Beathard is born in Nashville, the son of “Don’t Blink” songwriter Casey Beathard. Tucker earns a hit with his 2016 debut, “Rock On”

1984: Stephen Barker Liles is born in Palm Harbor, Florida. The inspiration for “Hey Stephen” on Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” album, he’s a founding member of Love And Theft, known for its 2009 debut, “Runaway,” and for its 2012 hit “Angel Eyes”

1981: The theme to “9 To 5” takes Dolly Parton to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1963: Drummer Keech Rainwater is born in Plano, Texas. He joins Lonestar, the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Group in 1996. The band scores such hits as “No News,” “Amazed” and “I’m Already There”

1954: Musician Glenn Worf is born in Dayton, Ohio. A multiple winner of the Academy of Country Music’s Top Bass award, he plays on several hundred hits by Alan Jackson, George Strait, Faith Hill, Toby Keith and Martina McBride, among others. In addition, he co-produces hits by Miranda Lambert and David Nail

1941: Ray Stevens is born in Clarksdale, Georgia. Though capable of serious recordings such as “Everything Is Beautiful” and “Misty,” he earns a reputation for his comedy efforts, including “The Streak,” “Ahab, The Arab” and “Shriner’s Convention”


“Rock On College Tour” – Tucker Beathard

Tucker Beathard will be hitting several college towns this fall on his headlining “Rock On College Tour.” The trek will kick off in Champaign, Illinois, on October 13 and will make stops in additional “Big Ten Conference” towns through the month of November. The tour will also feature special guest Aubrie Sellers, an artist whom Beathard says he’s become good friends with this year.  Tucker says, “(Aubrie) doesn’t sound like anyone else out there, and her band is ridiculously good.  There’s no place better than a college town in the Fall…I’m really excited to get started!”


·       Beathard’s family history steeped in football, and he sees a lot of similarities between playing competitive sports and touring. Beathard says, “If I learned anything from growing up on a field surrounded by coaches and athletes, it’s that you have to keep your head down and keep practicing.   Two hundred shows later, and I think we are ready to go tackle our first club tour.”

“Rock On College Tour” dates:


10/13    Champaign, IL

10/14    Lincoln, NE

10/15    Rosemont, IL

11/3      Madison, WI

11/4      Lansing, MI

11/5      Bloomington, IN

11/9      Oxford, OH

11/11    Columbus, OH

11/12    Iowa City, IA

Tucker Beathard To Headline In Europe

Tucker Beathard has announced that he will return for a second time this year to play a string of headlining dates in the UK and Ireland. Beathard will begin his headlining stint on 12/3 in Dublin, IE and will continue to London, UK (12/4) as well as Glasgow, UK (12/5).


·       Tickets will go on-sale starting 8/31.

·       Beathard said, “When I went over to Europe for the first time a few months back, I really didn’t know what to expect and if the audiences would ‘get’ me and what I’m about. I never really felt like I fit in growing up, until I found music as an outlet to connect and express myself. It was honestly an awesome surprise the way that the audiences over there really seemed to listen and engage with the songs. I just felt like something cool was happening and I knew I had to come back as soon as possible.”

Tucker Beathard Premieres His Debut Video “Rock On” Exclusively On PEOPLE

Newcomer Tucker Beathard has premiered the music video for his debut single “Rock On” exclusively on PEOPLE. Tucker admits that filming his first-ever full-length music video was a very new experience for him. In the video, Tucker reflects on his past love interest but is unaware that she too has been struggling since their split.

Check the video out at the link below:



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