A Day in Music - September 23rd

Today in country music history:

2006 - Big & Rich made their Grand Ole Opry debut singing "8th of November" and a swing version of "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)."

2006 - Vince Gill and Alison Krauss taped an episode of CMT Cross Country in Franklin, Tennessee.

2002 - Reba performed "Does He Love You" with Kelly Clarkson during the two-hour FOX-TV special, American Idol in Vegas.

1998 - Steve Wariner's "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" was named CMA Single and Song of the Year. The Dixie Chicks also won two trophies at the 32nd Annual CMA Awards that night.

1989 - Rodney Crowell went to number one with his version of Buck Owens' "Above and Beyond."

1972 - Conway Twitty went to number one with his version of "I Can't Stop Loving You."
 
1952 - Hank Williams recorded "Take These Chains from My Heart," "Kaw-Liga" and "Your Cheatin' Heart" in his final recording session at Nashville's Tulane Hotel.

 

Birthday:

Ray Charles (1930-2004) - singer-pianist

 

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