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”.
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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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