Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today in Country Music History...September 28, 2016



Dierks Bentley raises $335,000 for charity with his annual Miles & Music For Kids motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville. The lineup also features Chris Young, Kip Moore, Randy Houser and Jon Pardi

A mass of artists sing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" as the Grand Ole Opry House reopens following May floods. They include Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and Little Jimmy Dickens

Trace Adkins' "All I Ask For Anymore" video debuts on CMT

Lyric Street releases Rascal Flatts' "Feels Like Today" album

Diamond Rio scores a #1 single in Billboard with "Beautiful Mess"

MCA releases George Strait's album "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind"

Waylon Jennings' "I'm A Ramblin' Man" resides at #1 on the Billboard country chart

Fiddler Chuck Crawford is born in Bessemer, Alabama. As a member of Heartland, he applies background vocals to the 2006 hit "I Loved Her First"

She really socks it to 'em: Jeannie C. Riley goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Harper Valley P.T.A.," written by Tom T. Hall

Karen Fairchild is born in Gary, Indiana. She becomes a founding member of Little Big Town, a group that makes four-voice harmony an integral part of the hits "Boondocks," "Little White Church," "Tornado" and "Pontoon." The band wins the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014

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