1/15/18 – Day in the Country

This Day in Country Music History, January 15

Florida Georgia Line kicks off its first arena headlining tour in Toledo, Ohio, joined on the bill by Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard
Trace Adkins enters a treatment facility for alcohol rehab after getting into a fight with a Trace Adkins impersonator during a country music cruise
Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride” is awarded a platinum single by the RIAA
Taylor Swift enlists actor Tyler Hilton as she shoots the video for “Teardrops On My Guitar” at Nashville’s Hume-Fogg Magnet School
Arista releases Alan Jackson’s album “Drive”
Patty Loveless introduces Ralph Stanley as a new member of the Grand Ole Opry. Stanley plays “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” and “Little Maggie”
Garth Brooks’ “No Fences” and “Ropin’ The Wind” become the first country albums certified for shipments of 6 million by the RIA, while his self-titled set reaches the triple-platinum mark
Johnny Cash is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, along with Booker T. & The MGs, Jimi Hendrix, Sam & Dave, Bobby “Blue” Bland, guitar maker Leo Fender, songwriter Doc Pomus and The Yardbirds, including guitarist Eric Clapton
Ronnie Milsap records “Any Day Now” at Groundstar Laboratory in Nashville
Elvis Presley records the Mac Davis-penned “Don’t Cry Daddy” at the American Studios in Memphis