A Day in Music - July 17th

Today in country music history:

2006 - Kellie Pickler's signing to BNA Records was announced.

2004 - Tim McGraw began a seven-week run at number one with "Live Like You Were Dying."

1999 - Lonestar's "Amazed" began an eight-week stay at number one.

1993 - Alan Jackson began a four-week stay at number one with "Chattahoochee."

1985 - Randy Travis' debut single, "On the Other Hand," was released and failed.  It was re-released the next year and became a big hit.

1974 - Don Rich of Buck Owens' Buckaroos died in a motorcycle accident in California.

1969 - Merle Haggard recorded "Okie from Muskogee" at Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood.


Birthdays:

Craig Morgan - singer, "That's What I Love About Sunday," "Redneck Yacht Club," "International Harvester," "Almost Home"

Luke Bryan - singer, "All My Friends Say," "Do I," "Rain is a Good Thing"


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