Thursday, September 7, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 7, 2017


2014
Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood and his wife, Kelli Haywood, welcome their first son, Cash Van Haywood
2011
Jason Aldean picks up a double-platinum single for "Dirt Road Anthem" as well as a double-platinum album for "My Kinda Party"
2010
Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon have a daughter, Raquel Blue Rooney, in Nashville
2006
Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" video debuts on CMT
2005
Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack pick up six nominations apiece to lead the pack of nominees in the Country Music Association awards
1991
Brooks & Dunn reach #1 in Billboard for the first time with "Brand New Man"
1987
MCA releases two Reba McEntire albums, "The Last One To Know" and "Merry Christmas To You"
1985
Rosanne Cash appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me"
1979
Waylon Jennings' "Greatest Hits" is certified platinum
1936
Rock & roll pioneer Buddy Holly is born in Lubbock, Texas. Cohorts Waylon Jennings, Sonny Curtis and Bob Montgomery go on to find success in country music, while Holly's "True Love Ways" becomes a country hit for Mickey Gilley in 1980

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