A Day in Music - October 19th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Hank Williams, Jr. sang the national anthem in Roswell, New Mexico on a campaign stop with Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

2006 - Keith Urban checked into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California to deal with a recurrence of substance abuse.

2002 - Keith Urban began a six-week stay at number one with "Somebody Like You."

1999 - Keith Urban's self-titled debut solo album was released on Capitol.

1997 - Vince Gill honored the late John Denver on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Gill performed "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and asked the audience to sing along.

1996 - John Berry made his Grand Ole Opry debut singing "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye."

1995 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette performed the only full-fledged Nashville concert of their careers, coming together on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House.

1985 - Reba McEntire sang the national anthem prior to the first game of the World Series in Kansas City, Missouri.

1963 - Buck Owens took the number one country spot with "Love's Gonna Live Here."

1958 - Brenda Lee recorded "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" in Nashville.

 

Birthdays:

Jeannie C. Riley - singer, "Harper Valley P.T.A"

Cyndi Thomson - singer

 

Image: Capitol Nashville

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