Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 12, 2017

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2008
Taylor Swift's "Love Story" video debuts on CMT
2007
Brad Paisley grinds out a gold album for "5th Gear"
2003
Johnny Cash dies at Nashville's Baptist Hospital of complications from diabetes, four months after the death of his wife, June Carter. The Man In Black was a member of both the Country Music and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame
1998
Brooks & Dunn sew up the top position on the Billboard country singles chart with "How Long Gone"
1994
George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery on his 63rd birthday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville
1993
Singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini is born in Knoxville, Tennessee. She becomes a hitmaker in 2015 on the strength of a her debut album, "The First Time," which yields hits with "Love Me Like You Mean It," "Dibs" and "Peter Pan"
1990
Alan Jackson collects his first gold album, for "Here In The Real World"
1975
Charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam II in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with special guests The Marshall Tucker Band, Billy Joe Shaver, Jimmy Hall and The Allman Brothers Band's Dickey Betts
1974
Jennifer Nettles is born in Douglas, Georgia. She becomes the soulful lead singer of Sugarland, which collects a series of vocal duo trophies behind such catchy singles as "Everyday America," "Stuck Like Glue" and "Something More"
1931
George Jones is born in Saratoga, Texas. Widely regarded as one of the most gifted singers in country music history, he gains hits in five different decades, despite a lengthy battle with chemicals. He enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992

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