Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Today in Country Music History...September 21, 2016



Dierks Bentley is a surprise guest during Taylor Swift's concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. They team up on "Every Mile A Memory"

Willie Nelson's Farm Aid features Kacey Musgraves, Carlene Carter, Pete Seeger, Jack Johnson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young, among others, at the Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center in New York

Carrie Underwood, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano write a future hit, "Good Girl," in Los Angeles

Capitol releases Keith Urban's "Be Here" album

Bill Monroe visits Rosine, Kentucky, for the unveiling of a bronze plaque bearing his likeness. He plays "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" and "Uncle Pen" with a Navy bluegrass band in what amounts to his final performance in his hometown

The Internal Revenue Service places liens totalling $16.7 million on Willie Nelson's property to guarantee that he pays $6.5 million in back taxes

Paying homage to its best-known industry, Nashville elects to call its minor league baseball team the Nashville Sounds. Among the team's owners: Conway Twitty, Jerry Reed and The Oak Ridge Boys' Richard Sterban

Faith Hill is born in Jackson, Mississippi. Following her 1993 debut "Wild One," she becomes one of country's most successful female singers, gaining major crossover hits with "This Kiss" and "Breathe." She marries Tim McGraw in 1996

Songwriter/producer Mark Wright is born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He writes "Today My World Slipped Away" and "Take A Little Trip," while producing hits for Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Mark Chesnutt, Brooks & Dunn and Gretchen Wilson

Dickey Lee is born in Memphis. After a 1962 pop hit with "Patches," he notches such '70s country hits as "Rocky" and "9,999,999 Tears." He also writes George Jones' "She Thinks I Still Care," George Strait's "Let's Fall To Pieces Together" and John Schneider's "I've Been Around Enough To Know"

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