This Day in Country Music: October 5

October 6, 2017

A look back on country music >>>

1938 - Born on this day in Dublin, Texas, was Johnny Duncan singer who scored the 1977 US #1 Country hit “It Couldn’t Have Been Any Better.” In his career, he released fourteen studio albums, producing more than thirty chart singles, including, “She Can Put Her Shoes Under my Bed (Anytime).” Duncan died on August 14, 2006

1965 - Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found 100′s of pills in his guitar case. He received a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine

1966 - Loretta Lynn records “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” during an afternoon session at Bradley’s Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

1970 - George Jones & Tammy Wynette welcome their only child, Tamala Georgette Jones, in Lakeland, Florida

1989 - K.T. Oslin and Clint Black performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

1994 - Host Vince Gill wins three trophies in the Country Music Association awards on CBS from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House: Entertainer, Male Vocalist and one for his participation in the Album of the Year, “Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles”

1996 - Ty Herndon went to number one with “Living in a Moment”.....Country singer Neal McCoy raised $150,000 via a star-studded concert for a charity he and his wife established in 1995. Country singer Bryan White and then-Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman were among the celebrities appearing at the concert. The money raised went to the East Texas Angel Network, which provided financial assistance for medical treatments and related costs to families with children suffering from serious diseases.

1997 - Garth Brooks sold out 139,000 tickets for eight shows at Chicago’s Rosemont Horizon in less than four hours

1999 - Trisha Yearwood filed for divorce from Robert Reynolds

2001 - The sitcom Reba starring Reba McEntire aired for the first time. The show was set in Houston, Texas, and featured Reba McEntire as a wisecracking single mother Reba Nell Hart, whose dentist ex-husband Brock (Christopher Rich) has left her to marry young, ditzy Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman). The final episode aired on February 18, 2007.....Carolyn Dawn Johnson made her Grand Ole Opry debut

2002 - Tracy Byrd collects a #1 single in Billboard for “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo”

2006 - Little Big Town shoots a new installment of “CMT Crossroads” at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee, with Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham. The set list includes “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home” and “Go Your Own Way”

2010 - Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride play “Tulsa Time” during a Country Music Hall of Fame benefit at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Also appearing: Charley Pride, Billy Currington, Miranda Lambert and Alison Krauss

2011 - Lady Antebellum were at #1 on the US County chart with Own the Night which won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. Four singles were released from Own the Night, “Just a Kiss”, “We Owned the Night”, “Dancin’ Away with My Heart” and “Wanted You More”

2012 - Florida Georgia Line earns a gold single for “Cruise”

2015 - Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” video premieres on CMT

2016 - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville

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