Saturday, September 10, 2016

Today in Country Music History...September 10, 2016



Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift top the list with six nominations apiece as the Country Music Association announces finalists for its 47th annual awards

"Remind Me," the Brad Paisley duet with Carrie Underwood, reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

The Zac Brown Band's video for "As She's Walking Away," featuring Alan Jackson, premieres on CMT

The MTV stations air "ReAct Now: Music & Relief," a Hurricane Katrina benefit with Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Paul McCartney, Big & Rich, Hank Williams Jr., The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland and Emmylou Harris

Travis Tritt and Ray Charles tape an installment of "CMT Crossroads" in Nashville. Tritt sings "Georgia On My Mind" and "It's A Great Day To Be Alive," and joins Charles for "I'm Moving On"

Trisha Yearwood reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "XXX's And OOO's (An American Girl)"

MCA releases George Jones' "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair," with vocal guests Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Mark Chesnutt, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Alan Jackson, T. Graham Brown, Joe Diffie, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and Pam Tillis

Singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe is born in Knoxville. A duet singer with Blake Shelton on "Lonely Tonight," she writes Jason Aldean's 2009 single "The Truth" and Miranda Lambert's "Heart Like Mine." She also joins Lambert and Angaleena Presley in the band Pistol Annies

Epic releases Ricky Skaggs' album "Highways & Heartaches"

Lynn Anderson records "Rose Garden" in the evening hours at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville

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