A Day in Music - September 17th

Today in country music history:

2005 - Brooks & Dunn hit the top of the chart with "Play Something Country."

2005 - The Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton single "Islands in the Stream" topped the list on the CMT special 100 Greatest Duets.

2000 - Willie Nelson hosted Farm Aid 15 in Virginia with Alan Jackson and Sawyer Brown among the stars on the bill.

1998 - The Country Music Hall of Fame unveiled a bronze statue of the late Hank Williams, on the 75th anniversary of his birth.

1982 - Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits album was released.

1977 - Reba made her Grand Ole Opry debut singing Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams" and Roger Miller's "Invitation to the Blues."

 

Birthday:

Hank Williams (1923-1953) - Country Music Hall of Fame member, one of the most influential writers and artists in popular music, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Kaw-liga," "Move it On Over," "I Saw The Light"

Image: Josepha Cheong

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