A Day in Music - September 19th

Today in country music history:

2000 - It was Kenny Chesney Day in the country singer's hometown of Luttrel, Tennessee, as well as in the rest of Knox County.

1987 - Farm Aid took place at the University of Nebraska.

1973 - Country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons was found dead in a hotel room near Joshua Tree, California.  He was a member of The Byrds and co-founded The Flying Burrito Brothers.

1958 - Elvis Presley boarded a U.S. Army transport at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, and sailed for Germany as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

Birthday:

Trisha Yearwood - singer, "How Do I Live," "She's in Love with the Boy"

 

Image: Sony Music Nashville

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