Friday, September 22, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 22, 2017

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Rascal Flatts' "Take Me There," written by Kenny Chesney, ascends to #1 in the Billboard country singles chart
Keith Urban's album "Golden Road" goes triple-platinum
Cyndi Thomson's debut single, "What I Really Meant To Say," begins a three-week run at #1 in Billboard
The Dixie Chicks win three times during the 33rd annual Country Music Association awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. They're named Vocal Group of the Year, while "Wide Open Spaces" takes Single and Music Video of the Year
Liberty Records releases Garth Brooks' album "The Chase"
Willie Nelson sponsors the inaugural Farm Aid concert in Champaign, Illinois, with Merle Haggard, John Cougar Mellencamp, Roger Miller, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Alabama, George Jones, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, B.B. King, Judy Rodman and Waylon Jennings, among others
The Everly Brothers reunite after a 10-year breakup, performing at London's fabled Royal Albert Hall. The evening's repertoire includes "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "Cathy's Clown" and "Crying In The Rain"
"Just Good Ol' Boys" hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart for duet partners Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley
June Forester is born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Forester Sisters emerge as a tight-harmonied female vocal group in the 1980s, leaning toward positive messages with such hits as "I Fell In Love Again Last Night," "You Again" and "Letter Home"
Vocalion releases Gene Autry's "Back In The Saddle Again"

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