2/23/18 Day in the Country

This Day in Country Music History, February 23


2012
Arista releases Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl” to radio
2009
Gloriana’s first video, “Wild At Heart,” debuts on CMT
2004
Brad Paisley serves as the celebrity monarch for the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans
2002
LeAnn Rimes marries dancer Dean Sheremet at the Perkins Chapel in Dallas. The couple met when both participated in the Academy of Country Music awards in Los Angeles the previous May
2000
The Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain each win twice during the 42nd annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The Chicks’ “Ready To Run” takes Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, while “Fly” earns Best Country Album
1990
Reba McEntire gives birth to her only son, Shelby Stephen Blackstock, at West Side Hospital in Nashville
1983
“Always On My Mind” wins three times during the 25th annual Grammy awards in Los Angeles. Songwriters Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James receive Song of the Year and Best Country Song; and Willie Nelson collects Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
1972
Steve Holy is born in Dallas, Texas. He earns a major hit with his ballad “Good Morning Beautiful” in 2001, returning to prominence five years later with the rambunctious “Brand New Girlfriend”
1959
Johnny Cash earns a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town”
1935
Gene Autry has his first starring movie role in the sci-fi western “The Phantom Empire.” With Smiley Burnette co-starring, Autry finds a lost race equipped with laser guns living beneath his ranch. He sings “That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine”