A Day in Music - October 13th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Keith Urban hosted his first We're All for the Hall concert with Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Vince Gill. The show raised 500 thousand for the Country Music Hall of Fame.

2005 - Keith Urban's video for "Better Life" premiered.

2001 - Alan Jackson hit number one with "Where I Come From."

1986 - Reba won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards and also picked up her third straight Female Vocalist statue.

1984 - Ricky Skaggs' version of the Bill Monroe classic "Uncle Pen" became the first bluegrass recording to hit number one on the country chart.

1980 - George Jones won Male Vocalist and his hit "He Stopped Loving Her Today" won Song and Single of the Year at the CMA Awards.

1975 - Presenter Charlie Rich set the envelope on fire when John Denver won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards.

 

Birthdays:

Lacy J. Dalton - singer, "16th Avenue," "Takin' It Easy"

Marie Osmond - singer, TV's Dancing with the Stars, "There's No Stopping Your Heart," "Meet Me in Montana" with Dan Seals

John Wiggins - singer

Rhett Atkins - singer-songwriter

 

Image: Michael Ochs Archive

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