12/14/17 Day in the Country

This Day in Country Music History, December 14
2015
Warner Bros. releases Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” to radio
2013
Brad Paisley receives the Harmony Award at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. After accepting the trophy, he plays “Southern Comfort Zone” with the orchestra
2012
Kelly Clarkson gets engaged to her manager, Brandon Blackstock
2006
Brooks & Dunn’s “Hillbilly Deluxe” video debuts on CMT
2005
Dierks Bentley marries his high school sweetheart, Cassidy Black, in Mexico
2002
Toby Keith makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
2001
Kid Rock performs with Hank Williams Jr. at a Grand Ole Opry House TV studio in Nashville for the genre-mixing “CMT Crossroads.” The set list includes “Midnight Rider,” “Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound” and “Family Tradition”
1999
Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry marries Angie McClure in Maui
1973
Lorrie Morgan gives her first performance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing “Paper Roses” at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium
1932
Charlie Rich is born in Forrest City, Arkansas. Nicknamed The Silver Fox, he works in jazz and pop music before finding a home in country, where he earns the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1974