Wonder Twin Powers Activate! This Day in Country Music September 18th (Video)
2008 – Alison Krauss & Robert Plant win two trophies–Duo/Group of the Year and Album of the Year, for “Raising Sand”–during the seventh annual Americana Honors & Awards at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
2006 – Willie and Bobbie Nelson receive misdemeanor citations for drug possession when his bus is stopped on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. A search of the vehicle yielded 1.5 pounds of marijuana and 2/10 of a pound of mushrooms.
2004 – “Days Go By” takes Keith Urban to the top of the Billboard country chart.
2004 – Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” takes top honors in the CMT special “40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs”.
1999 – Kenny Chesney croons his way to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “You Had Me From Hello”.
1998 – Reba McEntire receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, next to Meryl Streep’s star, at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard.
1993 – Garth Brooks rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Ain’t Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)”.
1981 – More than 25 years after earning his first hit, George Jones finally scores his first gold album, with “I Am What I Am”.
1971 – Tom T. Hall checks in at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “The Year That Clayton Delaney Died”.
1965 – Connie Smith and Bob Luman join the Grand Ole Opry.
1947 – Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb and Rosalie Allen headline the first country music show at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Tickets range from $1.20-$3.60.
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