Sunday, September 18, 2016

Today in Country Music History...September 18, 2016



2010


Billy Currington rises to the top of the Billboard country singles chart with "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer"

2008
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant win two trophies--Duo/Group of the Year and Album of the Year, for "Raising Sand"--during the seventh annual Americana Honors & Awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

2006
Willie and Bobbie Nelson receive misdemeanor citations for drug possession when his bus is stopped on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. A search of the vehicle yielded 1.5 pounds of marijuana and 2/10 of a pound of mushrooms

2004
Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" takes top honors in the CMT special "40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs"

1998
Reba McEntire receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, next to Meryl Streep's star, at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard

1995
Tae Dye is born in Ada, Oklahoma. She becomes one-half of Maddie & Tae, earning hits with their snarky 2014 debut, "Girl In A Country Song," and their inspirational follow-up single, "Fly"

1993
Garth Brooks rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Ain't Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)"

1971
Tom T. Hall checks in at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died"

1965
Connie Smith and Bob Luman join the Grand Ole Opry

1947
Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb and Rosalie Allen headline the first country music show at New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets range from $1.20-$3.60

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