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This Day In Country Music History – September 7

Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn
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It’s always fun to know your roots. That’s why we try to keep you reminded of some of the greats of yesteryear with features like the Bark Back Game every weekday afternoon with Stephanie Crist and Classic Country Saturday Night with Big Paul.

Here are some of the events and happenings that happened on this day in country music:

2011 – Jason Aldean earns a double-platinum single for “Dirt Road Anthem” and a double-platinum album for “My Kinda Party”

2010 – Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon have a daughter, Raquel Blue Rooney, in Nashville

2006 – Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” video debuts on CMT

2005 – Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack pick up six nominations apiece to lead the pack of nominees in the Country Music Association awards

2004 – The Tennessee State Prison provides a site for a CMT Outlaws concert. Taped for a future special, it features Gretchen Wilson, Hank Williams Jr., Tanya Tucker, Kid Rock, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Jessi Colter and Lynyrd Skynyrd members

1991 – Brooks & Dunn reach #1 in Billboard for the first time with “Brand New Man”

1987 – MCA releases two Reba McEntire albums, “The Last One To Know” and “Merry Christmas To You”

1985 – Rosanne Cash appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me”

1979 – Waylon Jennings’ “Greatest Hits” album is certified platinum

1936 – Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly born in Lubbock, Texas. Cohorts Waylon Jennings, Sonny Curtis and Bob Montgomery go on to find success in country music, while Holly’s “True Love Ways” becomes a country hit for Mickey Gilley in 1980

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