Sunday, September 11, 2016

Today in Country Music History...September 11, 2016



2012


Capitol releases Little Big Town's album "Tornado"

2009
Kellie Pickler's video for "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" makes its TV debut on CMT

2004
Terri Clark reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Girls Lie Too"

2001
A terrorist attack levels both towers at the World Trade Center in New York. In Manhattan during the chaos, though they are unhurt: Garth Brooks, Billy Gilman, Rosanne Cash and Mary Chapin Carpenter

1999
Chely Wright goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with a song written by Carolyn Dawn Johnson, "Single White Female"

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

1982
Jerry Reed hits the mother lode on Billboard's country chart, going to #1 with "She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)"

1981
Charles Kelley is born in Savannah, Georgia. He co-founds Lady Antebellum, a trio that snags five Grammy awards in 2011. The act goes platinum with "Need You Now," "Just A Kiss," "I Run To You," "Downtown" and "American Honey"

1971
Freddie Hart nets a #1 country single in Billboard with "Easy Loving"

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