The Week in Country Music: June 13-19

Look back on these moments in country music.

Written by Lorelai Stevens
The Week in Country Music: June 13-19
Brad Paisley; Photo credit: Jeff Lipsky

Two years ago in 2019, Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves represented country music at the all-genre Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee… Maren tells us about getting invited to play the festival in 2016. 

Ten years ago this week in 2011, Disney released the Cars 2 soundtrack, featuring a pair of Brad Paisley tracks. Brad shared his delight in being a part of the Cars movie trilogy. 

This week in 1994, Tanya Tucker was in a dressing room in Dallas when she hears O.J. Simpson’s wife, Nicole, has been murdered. Tucker had double-dated with the couple and as she said, “many times.” 

Back 27 years in 1987, Randy Travis began a three-week stay at Number One on the Billboard chart with “Forever And Ever, Amen.” In 2012, Travis told us he still had people coming up to him and telling him how much that song meant to them.