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Happy Birthday to a Pistol Annie This Day in Country Music – September 10th (Video)

1986 – Singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe born in Knoxville. She writes Jason Aldean’s 2009 single “The Truth” and Miranda Lambert’s “Heart Like Mine.” She also joins Lambert and Angaleena Presley in the band Pistol Annies.

Check Ashley out as “the other blonde” in this video for “Takin’ Pills”.

2010 – The Zac Brown Band’s video for “As She’s Walking Away,” featuring Alan Jackson, premieres on CMT.


2009 – Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” album is certified gold, platinum, double-, triple- and quadruple-platinum.


2005 – The MTV stations air “ReAct Now: Music & Relief,” a Hurricane Katrina benefit featuring Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Paul McCartney, Big & Rich, Hank Williams Jr., The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland and Emmylou Harris.


2002 – Travis Tritt and Ray Charles tape an installment of “CMT Crossroads” in Nashville.


1994 – Trisha Yearwood tops the Billboard country singles chart with “XXX’s And OOO’s (An American Girl)”.


1992 – MCA releases George Jones’ “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” with vocal guests Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Mark Chesnutt, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Alan Jackson, T. Graham Brown, Joe Diffie, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and Pam Tillis.


1988 – Highway 101 posts a #1 country single in Billboard with “(Do You Love Me) Just Say Yes”.


1982 – Epic releases Ricky Skaggs’ “Highways & Heartaches” album.


1970 – Lynn Anderson records “Rose Garden” in the evening hours at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville.

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