2/16/18 Day in the Country

This Day in Country Music History, February 16
Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line net nominations in five categories apiece as the Academy of Country Music announces finalists for the 52nd annual ACM Awards
Miranda Lambert earns a gold album from the RIAA for “Revolution”
Big & Rich and John Anderson perform jointly in Franklin, Tennessee, in a taping of “CMT Cross Country.” Among their collaborations: “Swingin'” and “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)”
CMT premieres Rascal Flatts’ video for “What Hurts The Most”
Hank Williams Jr. makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in more than 20 years, joining Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart to pay tribute to the late Waylon Jennings for more than an hour at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium
Garth Brooks greets Melinda and Ricky Huffman at the Charleston Coliseum in West Virginia with a raft of gifts, as his tour pulls in its 2 millionth customer. The couple gets a Chevy Tahoe and a Caribbean vacation
Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson star in the NBC-TV movie “The Last Days Of Frank & Jesse James.” The cast also includes Ed Bruce, David Allan Coe and June Carter Cash
Johnny Cash records “Man In Black” in Nashville at the Columbia Recording Studio
George Jones marries Tammy Wynette in Ringgold, Georgia, six months after they announced the marriage
Bass player Doug Phelps is born in Leachville, Arkansas. He becomes a founding member of The Kentucky HeadHunters but leaves in 1992 with his sibling, Ricky Lee, to form Brother Phelps. He rejoins The HeadHunters in 1996