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This Day In Country Music History 5/;22/18

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 BLAKE SHELTON will be replacing Kathie Lee on the June 6th edition of the “Today Show”.  He and HOTA KOTB will be at Blake’s Ole Red bar in Nashville doing a pre-party for the “CMT Music Awards”, which is going down that night.  They’ll also be announcing the five finalists for Video of the Year.  (CMT)
It Happened On This Day In Country Music History

1961 Born on this day in Dayton, Ohio was bassist Dana Williams from Diamond Rio, (originally known as the Grizzly River Boys). Their 1991 single “Meet in the Middle”, made them the first band ever to send a debut single to #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

1969 Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Billboard country album chart with Galveston. The singers thirteenth studio album spent 11 weeks at #1 and 26 weeks on the chart.

1970 Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country music album chart with Okie from Muskogee.  The album won the Academy of Country Music award for Album of the Year in 1969. Haggard also won Single of the Year for “Okie from Muskogee” as well as Top Male Vocalist.

2003 At the Academy of Country Music awards ceremony in Las Vegas, there were boos when the Dixie Chicks’ nomination for Entertainer of the Year award was announced, (after Natalie Maines’ comment about George Bush), however, the broadcast’s host, Vince Gill, reminded the audience that everyone was entitled to freedom of speech.

2004 Rascal Flatts‘ Mayberry was at #1 on the Billboard country singles charts, their fourth and final single from their 2002 album, Melt.

2011 Reba McEntire was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at a Medallion Ceremony that took place at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. She was inducted by one of her musical idols, Dolly Parton.

2015 The Zac Brown Band were at #1 on the country chart with their fourth major-label studio album Jekyll + Hyde, making it their third #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.

Country Music Fun Fact

Vince Gill has earned 20 Grammy Awards, more than any other male Country music artist.

 



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