This Date in Country Music History – May 3rd

 Posted by at 6:31 am on May 3, 2017
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photo by Mike Carroll

photo by Mike Carroll

  • 2011 – Shania Twain‘s autobiography, “From This Moment On” is released
  • 2011 – Colt Ford‘s Every Chance I Get album is released
  • 2010 – Historical flooding occurs in Nashville when the Cumberland River overflows.  The Grand Ole Opry stage is two feet underwater, the Ford Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame is 5 feet under water, and Julie Roberts has to be rescued by boat from the 2nd floor of her home.
  • 2010 – Sammy Kershaw announces his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor for the state of Louisiana
  • 2006 – Ricky Van Shelton announces his retirement from Country Music
  • 2006 – Chris Young is signed to a record label deal with RCA Records
  • 2005 – Keith Anderson‘s debut album Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll
  • 2004 – On his 27th birthday, Eric Church is offered a record label deal with Capitol Records
  • 1986 – Dolly Parton opens up her theme park, Dollywood
  • 1947 – Ernest  Tubb’s Record Shop opens in Nashville…it is still open to this day

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