Miss Mississippi Born This Day in Country Music – September 21st (Video)
1967 – Faith Hill born in Jackson, Mississippi. Following her 1993 debut “Wild One,” she becomes one of country’s most successful female singers, gaining major crossover hits with “This Kiss” and “Breathe”.
2007 – Trisha Yearwood and Babyface lock voices as a new episode of “CMT Crossroads” debuts. The set list includes “How Do I Live,” “Walkaway Joe” and “Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love”.
2004 – Capitol releases Keith Urban’s “Be Here” album.
2002 – Darryl Worley picks up his first #1 single in Billboard: “I Miss My Friend”.
2002 – Willie Nelson holds the 15th Farm Aid concert at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, with Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Keith Urban, Anthony Smith, Lee Ann Womack, Gillian Welch, Allison Moorer, Toby Keith, Kid Rock and Dave Matthews.
1995 – Bill Monroe visits Rosine, Kentucky, for the unveiling of a bronze plaque bearing his likeness. He plays “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” and “Uncle Pen” with a Navy bluegrass band in what amounts to his final performance in his hometown.
1990 – The Internal Revenue Service places liens totalling $16.7 million on Willie Nelson’s property to guarantee that he pays $6.5 million in back taxes.
1977 – Paying homage to its best-known industry, Nashville elects to call its minor league baseball team the Nashville Sounds. Among the team’s owners: Conway Twitty, Jerry Reed and The Oak Ridge Boys’ Richard Sterban.
1957 – Songwriter-producer Mark Wright born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He writes “Today My World Slipped Away” and “Take A Little Trip,” while producing hits for Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Mark Chesnutt, Brooks & Dunn and Gretchen Wilson.
1941 – Dickey Lee born in Memphis. After a 1962 pop hit with “Patches,” he notches such ’70s country hits as “Rocky” and “9,999,999 Tears,” and writes “She Thinks I Still Care,” “Let’s Fall To Pieces Together” and “I’ve Been Around Enough To Know”.
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