1/26/18 – Day in the Country

This Day in Country Music History, January 26


2014
Kacey Musgraves wins twice during the 56th annual Grammy Awards, aired by CBS from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. She takes Best Country Album, for “Same Trailer Different Park”; and Best Country Song, for “Merry Go ‘Round”
2010
Capitol releases Lady Antebellum’s album “Need You Now”
2010
Keith Urban and John Mayer shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Liberty Hall in Franklin, Tennessee, for an audience that includes Jake Owen, Taylor Swift, Kix Brooks and Love And Theft’s Eric Gunderson. The set list includes “Sweet Thing,” “Tonight I Wanna Cry” and “‘Til Summer Comes Around”
2009
RCA releases Chris Young’s “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” to radio
2003
The Dixie Chicks sing the national anthem and Shania Twain performs “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” and “Up!” during halftime at Super Bowl XXXVII at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders, 48-21
2001
Reba McEntire takes over as Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun” at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre. Tom Wopat is already a regular in the production
1997
Mary Chapin Carpenter performs “Down At The Twist And Shout” with BeauSoleil during the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXI at the Superdome in New Orleans. Green Bay beats New England, 35-21
1992
While defending her support of husband/presidential candidate Bill Clinton on “60 Minutes,” Hillary Clinton insults country music’s First Lady: “I’m not sitting here some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette”
1979
“The Dukes Of Hazzard” debuts on CBS, starring John Schneider, as Bo Duke; Tom Wopat, as Luke Duke; and Waylon Jennings, as The Balladeer. Jennings sings the theme song, “Good Ol’ Boys”
1947
Hank Williams writes “I Saw The Light”