A Day in Music - May 9th

Today in country music history:

2005 – Kenny Chesney married actress Renee Zellweger on the island of St. John.  They met in January.  In September, the couple got an annulment.

2001 – Kenny Rogers received a Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Country Music during the 36th annual ACM Awards in Los Angeles.

1998 - Garth Brooks hit number one on the country chart with “Two Piña Coladas.”

1998 – Martina McBride brought her six-week-old daughter Emma to the Grand Ol’ Opry with her.  Martina’s mom held the baby backstage while Martina sang “Valentine.”

1992 - Brooks & Dunn ascended to the top of the country radio chart with “Neon Moon.”

1989 - Keith Whitley died of alcohol poisoning.  The same day, Tim McGraw arrived in Nashville.


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