A Day in Music - September 21st

Today in country music history:

2007 - Trisha Yearwood and Babyface's CMT Crossroads performance premiered.

2004 - Keith Urban released his album Be Here.

2002 - Willie Nelson hosted the 15th Annual Farm Aid in Pennsylvania and Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith and Kid Rock joined him on the bill.

2002 - Darryl Worley picked up a number one hit with "I Miss My Friend."

2001 - America: A Tribute to Heroes was shown on 35 separate broadcast and cable networks simultaneously.  The telethon raised 150 million dollars in pledges to benefit families of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks that occurred on September 11th, 2001.  The pledges were made from September 21st through September 24th, 2001.

1996 - Hank Williams III made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.

1995 - Bill Monroe visited Rosine, Kentucky for the unveiling of a bronze plaque bearing his likeness.

1990 - The IRS placed liens totaling 16.7 million dollars on Willie Nelson's property to guarantee he'd pay 6.5 million bucks in back taxes.

1968 – Jeannie C. Riley became the first female performer to top the Country and Pop charts simultaneously with “Harper Valley P.T.A.”

 

Birthday:

Faith Hill - singer, "Wild One," "This Kiss," "Breathe"

 

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