A Day in Music - September 8th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Brad Paisley and Keith Urban's duet "Start a Band" was released.

2007 - Rodney Atkins went to number one with "These Are My People."

2005 - Trace Adkins' "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" was released to radio.

2001 – Alan Jackson and his wife led 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville.  The event was a benefit for the Chris Sanders Foundation for the homeless and the veterans' group Operation Stand Down.

1997 - LeAnn Rimes' version of "How Do I Live" was certified platinum.

1990 - Alabama began a three-week stay at number one with "Jukebox in My Mind."

1973 - Conway Twitty went all the way to number one with "You've Never Been This Far Before."

1965 - The movie Forty-Acre Feud opened in Nashville featuring appearances from Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Ray Price, Bill Anderson and many more.

 

Birthdays:

Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933) - the first country music star

Harlan Howard (1927-2002) - Country Music Hall of Fame member, legendary songwriter, "I Fall to Pieces," "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail," "Busted," "Why Not Me"

Patsy Cline (1932-1963) - Country Music Hall of Fame member, "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Walking After Midnight"

 

Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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