Monday, September 11, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 11, 2017

Carrie Underwood's new "Sunday Night Football" theme--"Oh, Sunday Night," using the melody of "Somethin' Bad"--debuts on NBC prior to an NFL game between the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals

Capitol releases Little Big Town's album "Tornado"

Kellie Pickler's video for "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" makes its television debut on CMT

Terri Clark reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Girls Lie Too"

A terrorist attack levels both towers at the World Trade Center in New York. In Manhattan during the chaos, though they are unhurt: Garth Brooks, Billy Gilman, Rosanne Cash and Mary Chapin Carpenter

Chely Wright goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with a song written by Carolyn Dawn Johnson, "Single White Female"

Hank Williams Jr.'s "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" debuts as "All my rowdy friends are here on Monday night" to promote ABC-TV's Monday Night Football. The New York Giants beat the Washington Redskins, 27-24

Barbara Mandrell is involved in an auto accident in Hendersonville, Tennessee, that kills the other driver and nearly takes her life

Jerry Reed hits the mother lode on Billboard's country chart, going to #1 with "She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)"

Charles Kelley is born in Savannah, Georgia. He co-founds Lady Antebellum, a trio that snags five Grammy awards in 2011. The act goes platinum with "Need You Now," "Just A Kiss," "I Run To You," "Downtown" and "American Honey"

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