This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1957, the Everly Brothers recorded “Wake Up Little Susie” at the Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission studios in Nashville.
  • Today in 1991, Vince Gill and Alan Jackson lead the way in the 25th annual Country Music Association awards with six nominations apiece. Garth Brooks receives five. Brooks and Gill compete for entertainer against Clint Black, Reba McEntire and George Strait.
  • Today in 1995, Roy Clark performed “Yesterday, When I Was Young” during the funeral for Mickey Mantle at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas.
  • Today in 2005, Faith Hill gave the first of two shows at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles with appearances by husband Tim McGraw. Footage from the concerts were used in her Thanksgiving Eve special “Faith Hill: Fireflies.”
  • Today in 2006, Alison Krauss + Union Station picked up a whopping 11 nominations as finalists were announced for the International Bluegrass Music Association award
  • Today in 2011, The Band Perry’s “All Your Life” video debuted on CMT.
  • Today in 2011, Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned The Night” hit the airwaves.
  • Today in 2014, Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley was featured on Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters.”
  • Today in 2015, Alan Jackson hit #1 on the “Billboard” albums chart with “Angels And Alcohol.”
  • Today in 2015, Sam Hunt was celebrating the first of six weeks at #1 on the “Billboard” country singles chart with “House Party.”
  • Today in 2015, Faith Hill was the surprise guest during husband Tim McGraw’s show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena – she joined him on “It’s Your Love.” Daughter Gracie McGraw was also there – as was Chris Janson, who offered up “Buy Me A Boat.”
  • Today in 2017, Tim Rushlow performed in Texas in his first show since undergoing brain surgery in June. Also on the bill were Larry Stewart and Richie McDonald.


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