Thursday, September 21, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 21, 2017

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2016
The Garth Brooks album "The Ultimate Hits" is certified 10-times platinum by the RIAA
2015
Dierks Bentley is a surprise guest during Taylor Swift's concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. They team up on "Every Mile A Memory"
2013
"New York was meant to be frack-free": Pete Seeger updates "This Land Is Your Land" with Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews on backing vocals during Farm Aid at the Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center. Also appearing are Kacey Musgraves, Carlene Carter and Jack Johnson
2011
Carrie Underwood, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano write a future hit, "Good Girl," in Los Angeles
2004
Capitol releases Keith Urban's album "Be Here"
1990
The Internal Revenue Service places liens totalling $16.7 million on Willie Nelson's property to guarantee that he pays $6.5 million in back taxes
1977
Paying homage to its best-known industry, Nashville elects to call its minor league baseball team the Nashville Sounds. Among the club's owners: Conway Twitty, Jerry Reed and The Oak Ridge Boys' Richard Sterban
1967
Faith Hill is born in Jackson, Mississippi. Following her 1993 debut "Wild One," she becomes one of country's most successful female singers, gaining major crossover hits with "This Kiss" and "Breathe." She marries Tim McGraw in 1996
1957
Songwriter/producer Mark Wright is born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He writes "Today My World Slipped Away" and "Take A Little Trip," while producing hits for Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Mark Chesnutt, Brooks & Dunn and Gretchen Wilson
1941
Dickey Lee is born in Memphis. After a 1962 pop hit with "Patches," he notches such '70s country hits as "Rocky" and "9,999,999 Tears." He also writes George Jones' "She Thinks I Still Care," George Strait's "Let's Fall To Pieces Together" and John Schneider's "I've Been Around Enough To Know"

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