12/12/17 – Day in the Country

This Day in Country Music History, December 12
EMI releases Brothers Osborne’s “It Ain’t My Fault” to radio
Miranda Lambert receives the Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Republic Nashville releases The Eli Young Band’s single “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” to radio
Dierks Bentley proposes to Cassidy Black in Las Vegas. Two days later, the couple marries in Mexico
“CMT Crossroads” airs, featuring Martina McBride and Pat Benatar. The show is hosted by Radney Foster, and features McBride and Benatar singing “We Belong,” “When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues” and “Independence Day”
Martina McBride’s “Blessed” video debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”
Clint Black receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Reba McEntire’s name appears at #1 in Billboard with “The Last One To Know”
Hank Williams Jr. and his wife, Gwen, have a son, Shelton Hank Williams, in Nashville. He makes a mark with a rebellious mix of hard rock and stone country under the name Hank Williams III
Jerry Lee Lewis secretly marries his 13-year-old cousin Myra Brown in Hernando, Mississippi, though he is not yet divorced from his second wife. His career is damaged when he reveals the news in England