This Weekend In Country Music History 12/15/17 to 12/17 17

Welcome to the Weekend of December 15th 2017

Today is national Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, National Cat Herders Day,(watch Cat Herder Video) National Wear Your Pearls day, National Free Shipping Day, National Cupcake and Lemon Cupcake Day, National Underdog Day and National Bill of Rights Day,  over the weekend we will be celebrating National Chocolate Covered Anything Day, National Maple Syrup Day and National Wright Brothers Day.  More information available at National Day. Happy Birthday Tim Conway born on this day in 1933.


This Day in Country Music History

1966 Happy Birthday Tracy Byrd  born on this day in Vidor, Texas.Best known for #1 hits “Watermelon Crawl”(watch Music Video) and “The Keeper Of The Stars”(watch Music Video)

1978  Kenny Rogers is #1 on the Billboard country charts with “The Gambler”(watch music video)

1979 Alan Jackson marries Denise Jackson (she already has the same last name) at the First Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia.

1979 Happy Birthday Mark Wystrach  born on this day in Sonoita, Arizona. After a series of acting roles, he emerges as the lead singer of Midland, they debuts with the 2017 hit “Drinkin’ Problem”(watch music video)

1984 Anne Murray is joined by Dave Loggins at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do”(watch music video)

1993 The tribute album “Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles” goes gold, platinum and double-platinum. It features Travis Tritt, Little Texas, Clint Black, John Anderson, Alan Jackson, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gill, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Billy Dean, Tanya Tucker, Brooks & Dunn and Lorrie Morgan

2000 Tim McGraw is at the #1 spot on the Billboard country singles chart with “My Next Thirty Years”(watch music video)

2000 “Breathe” becomes Faith Hill’s best-selling album, as it’s certified quintuple-platinum. (watch music video) 

2001 The   single “I Hope You Dance”(watch music video)is certified gold.

2003 Keith Urban’s self-titled solo debut album is certified platinum

2006 Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish” (watch music video)tops the Billboard country charts.

2009 Lady Antebellum earns a platinum single for “Need You Now” (watch music video)

2013 Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley marries Brittney Marie Cole in Nashville

More information on these and other stories at CMT


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