The Urban Cowboy Earns Platinum This Day in Country Music – July 24th (Video)
Urban Cowboy is a ground breaking movie that mixed the different sides of “Country”. What artist do you think of when you think Urban Cowboy? Johnny Lee? Charlie Daniels? How about Jimmy Buffett?
2009 – Lady Antebellum’s “I Run To You” is certified gold.
2007 – Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert shoot an installment of “CMT Cross Country” at Nashville’s City Hall. The set list includes “Kerosene,” “Love You” and a cover of Waylon Jennings’ “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”.
2006 – ABC airs “CMA Music Festival: Music’s Biggest Party.” The special features Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
2004 – Toby Keith headlines his first stadium date, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The bill also features Scotty Emerick, Hal Ketchum, Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry and Massachusetts native Jo Dee Messina.
2003 – Johnny Cash picks up six nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards, for his remake of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt”.
1990 – Kathy Mattea realizes her first gold album, for “Willow In The Wind”.
1989 – Ricky Van Shelton earns his first platinum award, for the album “Wild-Eyed Dream”.
1980 – Ten days after it went gold, the “Urban Cowboy” soundtrack is certified platinum. It features Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, The Eagles, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, Linda Ronstadt & J.D. Souther, Jimmy Buffett and The Charlie Daniels Band, among others.
1979 – Jerrod Niemann born in Harper, Kansas. A writer of Garth Brooks’ “Good Ride Cowboy,” he collects a platinum single for his first hit as an artist, the 2010 single “Lover, Lover”; and gets a gold single for “What Do You Want”.
1957 – Pam Tillis born in Plant City, Florida. The daughter of country singer Mel Tillis, she fashions a career of her own with a series of hits in the 1990s, winning the Country Music Association’s female vocalist in 1994 and joining the Grand Ole Opry in 2000.