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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 – ┬áBarbara 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”.

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