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This Day in Country Music – September 20th

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2008, Brad Paisley scores a #1 country single in Billboard with “Waitin’ On A Woman”

2002, Toby Keith’s “Who’s Your Daddy?” video premieres on CMT

1997, During an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Paycheck receives an invitation from Opry general manager Bob Whittaker to join the cast

1992, Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam XV at Nashville’s Starwood Amphitheater. It features Eddie Rabbitt, Paulette Carlson, Suzy Bogguss, Jo-El Sonnier, Pirates Of The Mississippi, Confederate Railroad, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Feat, Hal Ketchum, Poco and The Desert Rose Band, among others

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This Day in Country Music – September 19th

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2015, A “CMT Crossroads” episode pairing Sara Evans and REO Speedwagon premieres. They team on Evans’ hits “A Real Fine Place To Start” and “Born To Fly,” as well as REO’s “Take It On The Run” and “Roll With The Changes”

2003, One week after his death, Johnny Cash wins three trophies at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville

1998, Eddie Rabbitt, Kent Robbins (“Straight Tequila Night”) and Merle Kilgore (“Ring Of Fire”) are inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel in Nashville

1986, Chase Rice is born in Daytona Beach, Florida. He co-writes Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” and earns a Top 10 single with his 2013 release “Ready Set Roll”

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This Day in Country Music – September 18th

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2008, Alison Krauss & Robert Plant win two trophies–Duo/Group of the Year and Album of the Year, for “Raising Sand”–during the seventh annual Americana Honors & Awards at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

2006, Willie and Bobbie Nelson receive misdemeanor citations for drug possession when his bus is stopped on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. A search of the vehicle yielded 1.5 pounds of marijuana and 2/10 of a pound of mushrooms

2004, Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” takes top honors in the CMT special “40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs”

1993, Garth Brooks rises to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Ain’t Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)”

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This Day in Country Music – September 17th

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2014, Lee Ann Womack shoots an installment of “CMT Crossroads” with John Legend at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Among their collaborations are “The Way I’m Livin’,” “I May Hate Myself In The Morning” and “I Hope You Dance”

2012, Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah” video debuts on CMT. It features a guest appearance by actor Garrett Hedlund

2011, Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” written by Eric Paslay, ascends to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

2005, The Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton single “Islands In The Stream” tops the list with the debut of “CMT 100 Greatest Duets”

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This Day in Country Music – September 16th

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2008, Capitol releases Darius Rucker’s first country album, “Learn To Live”

2005, A “CMT Crossroads” episode matching Sugarland with Bon Jovi premieres. The program includes the first live performance of “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”

2004, Keith Urban’s “Days Go By” video premieres on CMT

1958, Terry McBride is born in Taylor, Texas. He becomes the lead singer of McBride & The Ride, which has a series of hits from 1991-1993. As a songwriter, he pens the Brooks & Dunn singles “I Am That Man,” “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” and “Play Something Country”

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This Day in Country Music – September 15th

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2014, EMI releases Eric Church’s “Talladega” to radio

2005, Dierks Bentley realizes his second gold album, for “Modern Day Drifter”

2000, “Everywhere We Go” becomes Kenny Chesney’s first double-platinum album

1992, MCA releases George Strait’s “Pure Country” soundtrack

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This Day in Country Music – September 14th

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2014, Luke Bryan becomes the first country artist to headline at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, joined on the bill by Lee Brice and Cole Swindell

2010, Mercury releases the two-disc Jamey Johnson album “The Guitar Song”

2004, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson and Martina McBride each receive double nominations for the American Music Awards

1992, Atlantic releases John Michael Montgomery’s first single, “Life’s A Dance”

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This Day in Country Music – September 13th

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2011, The Band Perry picks up a triple-platinum single award for “If I Die Young”

2009, Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” wins Best Female Video during the MTV Video Music Awards. Rapper Kanye West interrupts her acceptance speech at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to insist that Beyonce should have won

2006, BNA releases Kellie Pickler’s debut single, “Red High Heels”

1986, Reba McEntire’s “Little Rock” checks in at #1 on the Billboard country singles list

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This Day in Country Music – September 12th

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2008, Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” video debuts on CMT

2003, Johnny Cash dies at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital of complications from diabetes, four months after the death of his wife, June Carter. The Man In Black was a member of both the Country Music and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame

1994, George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery on his 63rd birthday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville

1990, Alan Jackson collects his first gold album, for “Here In The Real World”

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This Day in Country Music – September 11th

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2016, Carrie Underwood’s new “Sunday Night Football” theme–“Oh, Sunday Night,” using the melody of “Somethin’ Bad”–debuts on NBC prior to an NFL game that sees the New England Patriots edge the Arizona Cardinals, 23-21

2012, Capitol releases Little Big Town’s album “Tornado”

1989, Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” debuts as “All my rowdy friends are here on Monday night” to promote ABC-TV’s Monday Night Football. The New York Giants beat the Washington Redskins, 27-24

1984, Barbara Mandrell is involved in an auto accident in Hendersonville, Tennessee, that kills the other driver and nearly takes her life

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