Out Shined by the Late Elvis This Day in Country Music – August 17th (Video)
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.
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. It becomes the group’s first hit single.
1992 – Tanya Tucker sings the national anthem at the Republican National Convention in Houston. Also appearing: Randy Travis and Louise Mandrell.
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.
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.