Saturday, September 23, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 23, 2017

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The Florida Georgia Line single "H.O.L.Y." goes gold, platinum and double-platinum, while the RIAA certifies "Anything Goes" platinum

Carrie Underwood is surprised during a concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena by Brad Paisley, who joins her on stage for "Remind Me." Hunter Hayes opens the show, attended by Kix Brooks, Vince Gill, Lauren Alaina and Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet

Vince Gill and Alison Krauss tape an episode of "CMT Cross Country" at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. The set list includes "Tryin' To Get Over You," "The Lucky One" and The Reason Why"

Reba McEntire performs "Does He Love You" with "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson during the two-hour FOX TV special "American Idol In Vegas"

Steve Wariner's "Holes In The Floor Of Heaven" wins Single and Song of the Year from the Country Music Association during the 32nd annual awards on CBS at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The Dixie Chicks also win twice

Rodney Crowell goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart with a remake of Buck Owens' "Above And Beyond"

ABC's "Who's The Boss?" has its season premiere. In the process, Steve Wariner begins a run as the voice of the Tony Danza show's theme song, "Brand New Life"

Songwriter Rodney Clawson is born in Dallas, Texas. He scores hits by writing Kenny Chesney's "American Kids," Jason Aldean's "Burnin' It Down," Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You," Lady Antebellum's "Bartender" and Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt"

Hank Williams records "Take These Chains From My Heart," "Kaw-liga" and "Your Cheatin' Heart" during what proves to be his final recording session, at the Castle Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel

Ray Charles is born in Albany, Georgia. Best known for his work in jazz and rhythm & blues, he brings attention to country with his album "Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music" and records "Seven Spanish Angels" with Willie Nelson

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