Monday, September 25, 2017

Today in Country Music History...September 25, 2017

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2015
Taylor Swift brings out three surprise guests during a show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. She duets with Kelsea Ballerini on "Love Me Like You Mean It," joins Steven Tyler on "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" and teams with Alison Krauss on "When You Say Nothing At All"
2005
Jake Owen signs with RCA Records
2004
Lonestar drummer Keech Rainwater marries CMT Canada employee Elissa Lansdell in Toronto. The ceremony includes a taped performance by Rainwater's band mates of the group's signature ballad "Amazed"
2001
Alan Jackson records "Drive (For Daddy Gene)" and "That'd Be Alright"
1999
"Something Like That" takes Tim McGraw to #1 in Billboard for the first of five weeks
1993
The Postal Service issues a series of stamps honoring four important country music acts: Hank Williams, The Carter Family, Patsy Cline and Bob Wills
1987
Singer/songwriter Greg Bates is born in Nashville. He comes to national prominence with his 2012 debut, "Did It For The Girl"
1971
West Plains, Missouri, celebrates Porter Wagoner Day by renaming a city street Porter Wagoner Boulevard
1962
Loretta Lynn joins the Grand Ole Opry
1961
Leroy Van Dyke's "Walk On By" spends the first of 19 weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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