FGL Cruises Onto The Opry This Day in Country Music – August 17th (Video)
2012 – Florida Georgia Line performs “Cruise” in its Grand Ole Opry debut.
2011 – Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” video debuts on CMT.com.
2009 – Brad Paisley’s “Welcome To The Future” video debuts on CMT.
2006 – Jason Aldean’s “Amarillo Sky” video has its world premiere on CMT,
2004 – Mercury releases Sugarland’s “Baby Girl” to retail.
1991 – George Strait’s “You Know Me Better Than That” begins a three-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart.
1989 – Ricky Van Shelton, Rodney Crowell and Hank Williams Jr. are the top vote-getters, winning four nominations apiece in balloting for the Country Music Association awards.
1985 – “Highwayman” appears at the top of the Billboard chart, teaming Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.
1977 – Steve Wariner has his first recording session, cutting “I’m Already Taken” at RCA Studio B. The studio is filled with reporters, but they are uninterested in Steve. Elvis Presley had died the day prior, and they want to interview producer Chet Atkins.
1955 – Singer-songwriter Kevin Welch born in Los Angeles. His hits include “Velvet Chains,” by Gary Morris; “Till I’m Too Old To Die Young,” by Moe Bandy; “Desperately,” by Don Williams; and “Let It Be You,” by Ricky Skaggs.
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