1/10/18 – Day in the Country

This Day in Country Music History, January 10

 

2017
BMLG releases “God, Your Mama, And Me,” by Florida Georgia Line featuring Backstreet Boys, to radio
2015
Eric Church plays to a sold-out house at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, where the audience includes Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt and Cole Swindell
2010
John Rich and his wife, Joan, have a son, Cash Rich, in Nashville
2009
Taylor Swift sings “Love Story” and “Forever & Always” as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”
2003
Darryl Worley performs “Have You Forgotten?” publicly for the first time on the Grand Ole Opry at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium
1998
Martina McBride soars to the top position on the Billboard country singles chart with “A Broken Wing”
1981
Merle Haggard’s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” causes a stir at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1956
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”
1952
Audrey Williams files for divorce from Hank Williams for the second time in four years
1948
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