Shelly Shows Up This Day in Country Music – May 23rd (Video)
1958 – Shelly West is born in Cleveland, Ohio. The daughter of Dottie West, she claims the Country Music Association’s Vocal Duo of the Year honor along with David Frizzell in 1981 and ’82, and adds three solo hits in ’83, led by “Jose Cuervo”.
2012 – Reba McEntire sings “Turn On The Radio” with contestant Skylar Laine on the season finale of FOX-TV’s “American Idol,” live from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery attend as competitor Jessica Sanchez covers “I Will Always Love You”.
2011 – The Luke Bryan video for “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” premieres on CMT.
2010 – Ferlin Husky and songwriter-producer Billy Sherrill are inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in the official medallion ceremony.
2006 – Brad Paisley claims three trophies at the 41st annual Academy of Country Music awards, aired by CBS from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Dolly Parton duet, “When I Get Where I’m Going,” takes Vocal Event and Video of the Year; “Time Well Wasted” is Album.
2006 – Columbia releases The Dixie Chicks’ “Taking The Long Way” album.
1992 – Sawyer Brown collects a #1 single in Billboard with “Some Girls Do”.
1981 – Rosanne Cash nets her first #1 country single in Billboard with “Seven Year Ache”.
1974 – Singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher is born in Payson, Utah. Known professionally as Jewel, she gets established as a pop star in 1996, segueing into the country charts with the 2008 single “Stronger Woman”.
1925 – Mac Wiseman is born in Crimora, Virginia. He works as a sideman for Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, and releases his own solo bluegrass records for the Dot label. Wiseman also serves as a founding member of the Country Music Association.
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