Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Today in Country Music History...September 13, 2016



The Band Perry picks up a triple-platinum single award for "If I Die Young"

Capitol releases Keith Urban's "Put You In A Song" to radio

Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" wins Best Female Video during the MTV Video Music Awards. Rapper Kanye West interrupts her acceptance speech at New York's Radio City Music Hall to insist that Beyonce should have won

BNA releases Kellie Pickler's debut single, "Red High Heels"

The U.S. Postal Service unveils a stamp featuring Roy Acuff during a ceremony at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The art is based on a photo that appeared in a 1949 edition of Collier's magazine

LeAnn Rimes sings "Blue" in her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, along with "I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" and "Blue Moon Of Kentucky"

Reba McEntire's "Little Rock" checks in at #1 on the Billboard country singles list

Guitarist Joe Don Rooney is born in Baxter Springs, Kansas. He joins Rascal Flatts, whose infectious debut single "Prayin' For Daylight" sets the band on a path to six straight Vocal Group of the Year honors from the Country Music Association

Tom T. Hall records "I Love" at midday at the Mercury Custom Studios in Nashville

Bill Monroe is born in Rosine, Kentucky. Recognized as the Father of Bluegrass, he joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1939 and enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970 behind such titles as "Uncle Pen," "In The Pines" and "Blue Moon Of Kentucky"

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