This Day in Music History — January 7

1968 : The influential San Francisco radio station KMPX asks listeners to select their choices for the upcoming elections. They choose Bob Dylan for President, Paul Butterfield as Vice-President, and George Harrison ambassador to the UN.

1980 : Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door is certified platinum; it will be the last Zep album issued while drummer John Bonham is alive.

2006 : Pink marries the motocross rider Carey Hart in Costa Rica.

2009 : At the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Carrie Underwood is the night’s big winner, taking home the Favorite Female Singer, Country Song (“Last Name”) and Favorite Star Under 35 Awards. Rascal Flatts also picks up an award for Favorite Group.

2012 : Katy Perry’s album Teenage Dream becomes the first album in history to have 7 songs from the same album reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. This was official as soon as the single “The One That Got Away” hit #1.

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Shaky Boots Festival Lineup Announced

Anyone who is anyone in Country Music , including Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton,Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts, will converge on Atlanta, Ga. this May for the first-ever Shaky Boots Festival.

Set to descend on the KSU Sports and Entertainment Park on May 16 and 17, the jam-packed two-day festival will also feature appearances from The Band Perry, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell, Joe Nichols, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, the Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer, the Cadillac Three, Sara Evans, Amanda Shires and Old Crow Medicine Show. See the full lineup below and go to the website to purchase tickets!

shaky boots festival lineup

This Day in Music History — October 14

1977 : Bing Crosby dies of a heart attack after finishing a round of golf in Spain, at age 74.

1978 : R&B performer Usher is born Usher Raymond IV in Dallas, Texas.

1996 : Madonna gives birth to her first child, a daughter named Lourdes. The father is her personal trainer, Carlos Leon.

2006 : Opening for Rascal Flatts at Madison Square Garden, Eric Church goes off-kilter, playing a little “Crazy Train” and staying on stage past his allotted time. He is kicked off the tour and replaced by a talented newcomer named Taylor Swift.

2011 : After 27 years of marriage, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth announce they are breaking up.