A Day in Music - September 1st

Today in country music history:

2006 - Taylor Swift sang "Tim McGraw" on her Grand Ole Opry debut.

2005 - Little Big Town's video for "Boondocks" premiered.

2004 - Sara Evans and Brooks & Dunn performed at the Republican National Convention in New York City.

2000 - The Dixie Chicks became the first group in history to ship 10 million copies of an album with Wide Open Spaces.

1997 – In Nashville for a concert, James Taylor spent three hours swapping stories and trading licks with Chet Atkins.

1979 - Willie Nelson and Leon Russell topped the country chart with their remake of "Heartbreak Hotel."

1975 – Glen Campbell had the number one pop hit with "Rhinestone Cowboy."

1962 - Marty Robbins' began an eight-week stay at number one with "Devil Woman."

1956 – Elvis Presley shared his success with his family by purchasing his mother a pink Cadillac.

1951 - Lefty Frizzell took "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" to number one.

 

Birthday:

Conway Twitty (1933-1993) - singer, “Hello Darlin’”

 

Image: Andrew Putler / Redferns

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