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Garth Brooks Lands Record Deal – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of June 17

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2006- Kenny Chesney kicks off the summer season with the No. 1 hit ‘Summertime.’

2000- Chad Brock goes to No. 1 with ‘Yes,’ the story of how he proposed to his girlfriend.

1988- Garth Brooks signs with Capitol Records.  Ironcially, the same label that gave his mother, Colleen Carroll, a record deal in the ’50s.

1978- Emmylou Harris is at the top with Delbert McClinton’s ‘Two More Bottles Of Wine.’

Birthdays

Red Foley, 1910. ‘Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy’ ‘Ol Shep’ and host of the first Country Music Television Series on network television, ”Ozark Jubilee.” Dies is 1968.

David ‘Stringbean’ Akeman, 1916. Popular Comedian on the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw.  Murdered in 1973.

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