2/8/18 Day in the Country

This Day in Country Music History, February 8


2017
Randy Travis is hailed in a tribute concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Garth Brooks performs “Forever And Ever, Amen,” The Bellamy Brothers cover “Diggin’ Up Bones” and Josh Turner adds “Three Wooden Crosses.” Also appearing are Alabama, Chris Janson, Kenny Rogers, Montgomery Gentry and Jamey Johnson
2015
Two songs from the documentary “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me” win trophies during the 57th annual Grammy awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The Band Perry’s “Gentle On My Mind” takes Best Country Duo/Group Performance; “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” written by Campbell with Julian Raymond, earns Best Country Song
2011
Stoney Creek releases Thompson Square’s self-titled debut album
2009
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss win five trophies in the 51st Grammy Awards at the Staples Center: Album of the Year and Contemporary Folk/Americana Album, for “Raising Sand”; Record of the Year, “Please Read The Letter”; Pop Collaboration, “Rich Woman”; and Country Collaboration, “Killing The Blues”
2006
Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas win three trophies during the 48th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles: Best Country Album, for “Lonely Runs Both Ways”; Best Country Vocal by a Duo or Group, “Restless”; and Best Country Instrumental, “Unionhouse Branch”
2004
Alison Krauss wins three times in the 46th annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. “Alison Krauss + Union Station – Live” wins Best Bluegrass Album, “Cluck Old Hen” takes Best Country Instrumental Performance, and she shares Best Country Collaboration with James Taylor, for “How’s The World Treating You”
1997
Mark Chesnutt makes a timely appearance at the top of the Billboard country chart with “It’s A Little Too Late”
1996
Travis Tritt proposes to Theresa Nelson at home near Marietta, Georgia, a year after they first met. He gets down on one knee and offers a six-carat diamond ring
1960
Jim Reeves snags a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “He’ll Have To Go”
1948
Dan Seals is born in McCamey, Texas. After establishing a pop career as one-half of England Dan & John Ford Coley, he becomes a consistent country presence in the 1980s, behind “Bop,” “You Still Move Me” and “Big Wheels In The Moonlight”