A Day in Music - October 18th

Today in country music:

2009 - Toby Keith was named Songwriter/Artist of the Decade by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

2007 - Alison Krauss and Robert Plant taped an episode of CMT Crossroads.

2005 - Carrie Underwood's single, "Jesus, Take the Wheel," was released.

2002 - The Dixie Chicks and James Taylor's episode of CMT Crossroads premiered.

1997 - Deana Carter went to number one with "How Do I Get There."

1992 - Lynn Anderson was released from a Nashville jail after serving a two-day contempt of court sentence for swearing at her ex-husband in front of their teenage children.

1984 - Mickey Gilley received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1983 - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton got a gold single for "Islands in the Stream."

1980 - Don Williams took "I Believe in You" to number one.

1968 - Glen Campbell won Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist at the CMA Awards, which were broadcast on TV for the first time that November.

1952 - Hank Williams married Billie Jean Jones Eshliman in Minden, Louisiana.

 

Birthday:

Josh Gracin - singer, former American Idol contestant, "Nothin' To Lose"

 

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