1/10/18 – Day in the Country

This Day in Country Music History, January 10


BMLG releases “God, Your Mama, And Me,” by Florida Georgia Line featuring Backstreet Boys, to radio
Eric Church plays to a sold-out house at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, where the audience includes Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt and Cole Swindell
John Rich and his wife, Joan, have a son, Cash Rich, in Nashville
Taylor Swift sings “Love Story” and “Forever & Always” as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”
Darryl Worley performs “Have You Forgotten?” publicly for the first time on the Grand Ole Opry at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium
Martina McBride soars to the top position on the Billboard country singles chart with “A Broken Wing”
Merle Haggard’s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” causes a stir at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
Elvis Presley records “Heartbreak Hotel” during his first Nashville session, held at the Methodist Television, Radio & Film Commission. The studio date also includes his cover of Ray Charles’ “I Got A Woman”
Audrey Williams files for divorce from Hank Williams for the second time in four years
Loretta Webb marries Oliver “Mooney” Lynn in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, officially becoming Loretta Lynn. He gives her her first guitar, becomes her first manager, and inspires many of her feisty domestic songs