Monday, September 19, 2016

Today in Country Music History...September 19, 2016

 


2015


A "CMT Crossroads" episode pairing Sara Evans and REO Speedwagon premieres

2009
Financial company TIAA-CREF begins airing a television commercial that features Lady Antebellum's "I Run To You" behind on-screen images of meerkats

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

2002
Brad Paisley kicks off his first headlining tour, performing at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix. Pinmonkey opens the show, sponsored by CMT

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"

1981
Mickey Gilley's remake of "You Don't Know Me" hits #1 on the Billboard country chart

1973
Gram Parsons dies at Joshua Tree, California, of an accidental chemical overdose. A former member of The Byrds, one of country-rock's seminal acts, Parsons influenced Emmylou Harris to take up country music

1970
Ray Price achieves a #1 Billboard country single with "For The Good Times," written by Kris Kristofferson

1964
Trisha Yearwood is born in Monticello, Georgia. A powerful vocalist in the vein of her idol Linda Ronstadt, she wins a Grammy for her 1997 recording of "How Do I Live" and becomes one of the most revered country acts of the 1990s

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