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Darius Rucker’s Country Album Debuts This Day in Country Music – September 16th (Video)

2008 – Capitol releases Darius Rucker’s first country album, “Learn To Live”.


2005 – A “CMT Crossroads” episode matching Sugarland with Bon Jovi airs for the first time. The program includes the first live performance of “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”.


2004 – Keith Urban’s “Days Go By” video premieres on CMT.


2000 – Jo Dee Messina hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “That’s The Way”.


1995 – Tim McGraw begins a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country chart with “I Like It, I Love It”.


1991 – Willie Nelson marries Annie D’Angelo at St. Alouin Church in Nashville.


1967 – David Houston & Tammy Wynette share the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart with “My Elusive Dreams”.


1958 – Terry McBride is born in Taylor, Texas. He becomes the lead singer of McBride & The Ride, which has a series of hits from 1991-1993. As a songwriter, he pens the Brooks & Dunn singles “I Am That Man,” “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” and “Play Something Country”.


1950 – David Bellamy is born in Darby, Florida. With sibling Howard, he forms The Bellamy Brothers, developing a mix of hits built on wordplay or social commentary. They net 17 Country Music Association nominations for duo or group but never win.


1947 – Bass player Sonny Lemaire is born in Fort Lee, Virginia. He joins Exile, which shifts in the 1980s from a rock band to country, where it reels off a seven-year string of hits, including “Woke Up In Love,” “Crazy For Your Love” and “I Can’t Get Close Enough”.


1946 – Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs record for the first time with Bill Monroe in Columbia Records’ Chicago studio. The day yields the original version of “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” and the chart hit “Toy Heart”.

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