Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 19, 2017

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2016
Despite a doctor's warning against performing, Jana Kramer fights through the pain of a rib injury on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," performing to Gavin DeGraw's live rendition of "I Don't Want To Be"
2015
A "CMT Crossroads" episode pairing Sara Evans and REO Speedwagon premieres. They team on Evans' hits "A Real Fine Place To Start" and "Born To Fly," as well as REO's "Keep It On The Run" and "Roll With The Changes"
2009
Financial company TIAA-CREF begins airing a television commercial that features Lady Antebellum's "I Run To You" behind on-screen images of meerkats
2003
One week after his death, Johnny Cash wins three trophies at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville
2002
Brad Paisley kicks off his first headlining tour, performing at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix. Pinmonkey opens the show, sponsored by CMT
1998
Eddie Rabbitt, Kent Robbins ("Straight Tequila Night") and Merle Kilgore ("Ring Of Fire") are inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel in Nashville
1986
Chase Rice is born in Daytona Beach, Florida. He co-writes Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" and earns a Top 10 single with his 2013 release "Ready Set Roll"
1973
Gram Parsons dies at Joshua Tree, California, of an accidental chemical overdose. A former member of The Byrds, one of country-rock's seminal acts, Parsons influenced Emmylou Harris to take up country music
1970
Ray Price achieves a #1 Billboard country single with "For The Good Times," written by Kris Kristofferson
1964
Trisha Yearwood is born in Monticello, Georgia. A powerful vocalist in the vein of her idol Linda Ronstadt, she wins a Grammy for her 1997 recording of "How Do I Live" and becomes one of the most revered country acts of the 1990s

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