Monday, September 18, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 18, 2017

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Billy Currington rises to the top of the Billboard country singles chart with "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer"
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant win two trophies--Duo/Group of the Year and Album of the Year, for "Raising Sand"--during the seventh annual Americana Honors & Awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium
Willie and Bobbie Nelson receive misdemeanor citations for drug possession when his bus is stopped on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. A search of the vehicle yielded 1.5 pounds of marijuana and 2/10 of a pound of mushrooms
Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" takes top honors in the CMT special "40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs"
Reba McEntire receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, next to Meryl Streep's star, at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard
Tae Dye is born in Ada, Oklahoma. She becomes one-half of Maddie & Tae, earning hits with their snarky 2014 debut, "Girl In A Country Song," and their inspirational follow-up single, "Fly"
Garth Brooks rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Ain't Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)"
Tom T. Hall checks in at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died"
Connie Smith and Bob Luman join the Grand Ole Opry
Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb and Rosalie Allen headline the first country music show at New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets range from $1.20-$3.60

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