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COUNTRY DATEBOOK: FEBRUARY 15, 2021

• 1979: DOLLY PARTON won her first Grammy for Here You Come Again.

• 1992: GARTH BROOKS scored his eighth number one hit with What She’s Doing Now.

• 2002: WAYLON JENNINGS was laid to rest in a private graveside service in Phoenix, Arizona.

• 2006: JOHNNY CASH topped Blender magazine’s list of the 50 most awesomely dead rock stars.

• 2012: A California woman was arrested at a bathroom near the swimming pool on KENNY CHESNEY’s property in Tennessee near 2 AM and charged with public intoxication.

• 2015: ERIC CHURCH and his wife Katherine welcome a son, Tennessee Hawkins Church.

• 2020: MAREN MORRIS sang Oops! Whoops! Wait, Ah Ha! on Sesame Street.

Michael Reynolds of PINMONKEY is 57.


COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS

BLAKE SHELTON has released a music video for his current single, Minimum Wage. It was directed by Gwen Stefani’s brother Todd, who also directed the videos for Happpy Anywhere and Nobody But You. • VIDEO

LUKE COMBS spent his first Valentine’s Day as a married man on the track. Luke helped with pre-race festivities, doing a live show at Daytona International Speedway before the Daytona 500. Luke shared on social media: “What a great day. I get to spend Valentine’s Day with the love of my life at the Daytona 500. This woman makes me a better man every single day. Also we got to play a show in front of real people for the first time in a YEAR!”

MIRANDA LAMBERT recently announced three socially-distanced, limited capacity shows in her home state of Texas — and tickets for all three dates quickly sold out. In response, Miranda announced on social media that she’s adding two more shows, which will take place on May 1 and May 2. All five shows will take place at Billy Bob’s, a famous honky tonk in Fort Worth.

BRANDY CLARK — known for co-writing hits including KACEY MUSGRAVES’ Follow Your Arrow and MIRANDA LAMBERT’s Mama’s Broken Heart — released her third studio album, Your Life Is A Record, last year. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the project, Brandy will release a deluxe version of the album on March 5.

… In addition to the original’s 11 songs, the deluxe version of Your Life Is A Record offers six bonus tracks.


COUNTRY DATEBOOK: FEBRUARY 16, 2021

• 1969: Six months after announcing they were married, GEORGE JONES and TAMMY WYNETTE actually tied the knot. They split in 1975.

• 1975: MARTY ROBBINS was in a car crash at the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

• 2001: ANDY GRIGGS was arrested in Florida for grand theft auto after he and bandmate Kevin Weaver borrowed a parked ambulance from the parking lot of the Days Inn where they were staying and took it for a joy ride.

• 2010: TIM MCGRAW’s second children’s book, Love Your Heart, was released.

• 2014: FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’s Tyler Hubbard injured his back in a dirt bike accident.

• 2017: JOHN RICH held the grand opening for his bar, Redneck Riviera, in Las Vegas.

• 2020: DARIUS RUCKER played the pre-race show for NASCAR’s Daytona 500.