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The Country Gets The Shaft This Day in Country Music – September 11th (Video)

1982 – Jerry Reed hits the mother lode on Billboard’s country chart, going to #1 with “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)”.

 

2009 – Kellie Pickler’s video for “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You” has its TV debut on CMT.

 

2008 – Clay Walker’s family is among thousands of people who vacate Galveston, Texas, before the onslaught of Hurricane Ike.

 

2004 – Terri Clark makes an appearance at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Girls Lie Too”.

 

2001 – A terrorist attack levels both towers at the World Trade Center in New York. In Manhattan during the chaos, though they are unhurt: Garth Brooks, Billy Gilman, Rosanne Cash and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

 

1999 – Chely Wright goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with a song written by Carolyn Dawn Johnson, “Single White Female”.

 

1989 – Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” debuts as “All my rowdy friends are here on Monday night” to promote ABC-TV’s Monday Night Football1984.

 

1984 –  Barbara Mandrell is involved in an auto accident in Hendersonville, Tennessee, that kills the other driver and nearly takes her life.

 

1981 – Charles Kelley born in Savannah, Georgia. He co-founds Lady Antebellum, a harmony-laden trio that snags five Grammy awards in 2011. The act goes platinum with “Need You Now,” “Just A Kiss,” “I Run To You” and “American Honey”.

 

1971 – Freddie Hart nets a #1 country single in Billboard with “Easy Loving”.

 

1967 – Bobbie Gentry collects a gold single for “Ode To Billie Joe”.

Information provided by: RolandNote.com

 

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