Sunday, September 17, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 17, 2017

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2014
Lee Ann Womack shoots an installment of "CMT Crossroads" with John Legend at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Among their collaborations are "The Way I'm Livin'," "I May Hate Myself In The Morning" and "I Hope You Dance"
2012
Tim McGraw's "Truck Yeah" video debuts on CMT. It features a guest appearance by actor Garrett Hedlund
2011
Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," written by Eric Paslay, ascends to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
2009
Buddy Miller wins four times during the Americana Music Association Awards & Honors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville
2005
The Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton single "Islands In The Stream" tops the list with the debut of "CMT 100 Greatest Duets"
2000
Willie Nelson presents Farm Aid XV in Bristow, Virginia, with a lineup that includes Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson and Sawyer Brown. Tipper Gore, wife of vice president Al Gore, plays drums with Nelson
1998
The Country Music Hall of Fame unveils a bronze statue of the late Hank Williams on the 75th anniversary of the singer's birth. At the ceremony are his children, Hank Williams Jr. and Jett Williams, who meet for the first time
1982
Elektra releases Hank Williams Jr.'s "Greatest Hits"
1977
Reba McEntire makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing the Patsy Cline classic "Sweet Dreams" and Roger Miller's "Invitation To The Blues," 30 years to the day after her father won his first rodeo honor
1923
Hank Williams is born in Mount Olive, Alabama. He becomes country music's most influential singer/songwriter, while establishing a tragic legacy of alcoholism and death at age 29. He joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in its first induction in 1961

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