A Day in Music - September 11th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Clay Walker’s family was evacuated from Galveston, Texas before Hurricane Ike hit.

2004 - Terri Clark made an appearance at number one with "Girls Lie Too."

2001 - The music industry reacted to the terrorist attacks by cancelling concerts, album releases and award shows. Most radio stations picked up network news feeds for the 24 hours following the attacks.

2001 - Garth Brooks, Rosanne Cash and Mary Chapin Carpenter were in New York City during the 9/11 attacks, though none of them were hurt.

1999 - Chely Wright earned a number one hit with "Single White Female."

1989 - Hank Williams, Jr.’s "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" premiered in a reworked version as the theme of ABC-TV's Monday Night Football.

1984 - Barbara Mandrell was involved in an auto accident in Hendersonville, Tennessee that killed the other driver and almost took her life.

1982 - Jerry Reed picked up a number one hit with "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)."


Birthdays:

Charles Kelley - singer, Lady Antebellum, "Need You Now," "I Run to You"

Jimmie Davis (1899-2000) - singer, ex-Governor of Louisiana

 

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