September 21st: On this day
Born on this day in Memphis, Tennessee, was Dickey Lee, best known for the 1960s teenage tragedy songs "Patches" and "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)." He also scored the 1975 US Country #1 “Rocky.”
Alabama governor Gordon Persons officially proclaimed today - September 21st the official Hank Williams Day.
Born on this day in Fayetteville, Arkansas was songwriter - producer Mark Wright. Reba McEntire, Amy Grant, and Kenny Rogers have all covered his songs, and has produced hits for Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Mark Chesnutt, Brooks & Dunn and Gretchen Wilson.
Born on this day in Big Spring, Texas, was Ronna Reeves, female country music singer. Between 1990 and 1998, she released five studio albums, she has also charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts.
Born on this day in Ridgeland, Mississippi, was Faith Hill, country singer, songwriter known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill has sold over 40 million records worldwide and scored eight #1 singles and three #1 albums on the US Country charts. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2009 Billboard named her as the #1 Adult Contemporary artist of the decade 2000-2009.
The Farm Aid 02, benefit concert took place at the Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Kid Rock, Gillian Welch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble, The Drive-By Truckers, Los Lonely Boys and Anthony Smith.
American singer and songwriter John D. Loudermilk died aged 82. Although he had his own recording career during the 1950s and 1960s, he was primarily known as a songwriter. His hits include "Indian Reservation," by Paul Revere & The Raiders; "Abilene," by George Hamilton IV; and "Tobacco Road" (a hit for The Nashville Teens in 1964).