The Andie Summers Show

It’s always fun to take a look back at some of our favorite moments … and not so favorite. Either way, these moments shaped where we are today.

  • 1996: Shania Twain hit #1 with "You Win My Love"

  • Also in 1996: Clay Walker revealed he had been diagnosed with MS

  • 1999: Jo Dee Messina won 3 awards at the Boston Music Awards

    Okay, let me explain why this is a big deal … One of her trophies was in the coveted Act of the Year category. No country singer had ever even been nominated in that category before, so it was quite a surprise when Jo Dee won, beating out the likes of Aerosmith and Paula Cole. Jo Dee was also named Outstanding Country Artist and Outstanding Female Vocalist.

     

  • That same day: Jo Dee released “Lesson In Leavin”

    Here’s a fun fact for you – the tune’s release date was also the same day in 1980 that Dottie West’s original version of the song hit #1 on the charts.

  • 2013: George Jones died at the age of 81.

    While the legendary “Possum” was as known for his turbulent marriage to Tammy Wynette and struggle with drugs and alcohol as he was for his music. But he wasn’t just an inspiration to country artists, On the day of his death, Nathan Followill of the alternative rock band Kings of Leon tweeted, “RIP, George Jones, you’ll be sorely missed. One of the all time greats.” Jones’ story was one of redemption. After quitting booze cold turkey in 1999, his legend became based on the realism in his music and his dedication to what he called “hardcore country music,” which remained resolute until the day he died.

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