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Today In Country Music History

Every week in the first hour of the show, Ben brings you the feature ‘This Week in Country Music’. On this page you can discover important events from country music history for each day of the year. Be sure to check back regularly to update your country trivia!

Saturday 19th October 2019

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Oct 19, 2018
Former "Nashville" actor Chris Carmack marries Erin Slaver at Mint Springs Farm in Nolensville, Tennessee. Guests include Sam Palladio and Cassadee Pope
Oct 19, 2017
Dierks Bentley leads a tribute concert to the late Ralph Stanley at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Also on the bill are Darryl Worley, Heidi Newfield, Nathan Stanley, Ralph Stanley II, T. Graham Brown, T Bone Burnett and Doug Supernaw
Oct 19, 2017
Darius Rucker makes his first appearance at the historic Apollo Theater in New York
Oct 19, 2017
Big & Rich, Cam and surprise guests Rascal Flatts play a benefit concert for Route 91 Music Festival shooting victims at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas
Oct 19, 2013
Jason Aldean headlines the historic Hollywood Bowl for the first time, opening the show with "Crazy Town" and closing with "Hicktown." Filling out the bill are Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett
Oct 19, 2012
John Rich performs during a campaign rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, for the Republican presidential ticket, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan
Oct 19, 2012
Former Academy of Country Music awards nominee Justin Timberlake marries actress Jessica Biel in Italy
Oct 19, 2012
The Eli Young Band visits injured veterans at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System's Nashville location
Oct 19, 2008

"9 To 5," a theatrical adaptation of the Dolly Parton movie, ends its one-month run at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre

Oct 19, 2008
"Bartender's Blues" songwriter James Taylor performs at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, the first of five North Carolina campaign stops on behalf of presidential candidate Barack Obama in three days
Oct 19, 2008
Rodney Atkins plays a tailgate party at Miami's Dolphins Stadium, where the NFL's Baltimore Ravens win, 27-13
Oct 19, 2008
Hank Williams Jr. sings the national anthem in Roswell, New Mexico, on the campaign trail with Republican politician Sarah Palin
Oct 19, 2000
Garth Brooks bangs on the door of a house in Collinsville, Oklahoma, to warn residents that a dangerous grass fire is headed their way. Brooks drives two boys to safety; the kids don't recognize him
Oct 19, 1999
A life-size bronze sculpture of late record producer Owen Bradley is unveiled at Owen Bradley Park on Nashville's Music Row. Bradley, who produced "Coal Miner's Daughter" and "Crazy," among others, built the first recording studio on the Row
Oct 19, 1999
Songwriter Roxie Dean marries Kyle T. Jones. She scores hits with Jamie O'Neal's "When I Think About Angels," Reba McEntire's "My Sister" and Lee Ann Womack's "Why They Call It Falling"
Oct 19, 1999
"Billboard's Greatest Christmas Hits (1955-Present)" is certified platinum by the RIAA. The album includes Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas," Elmo & Patsy's "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer," Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" and Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock"
Oct 19, 1975
Terry Bradshaw quarterbacks the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 34-3 NFL win against the Chicago Bears at Three Rivers Stadium, a day before signing a recording contract with the Nashville division of Mercury Records
Oct 19, 1974
Conway Twitty rises to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "I See The Want To In Your Eyes"
Oct 19, 1973
Guitarist Mick Taylor plays his final concert as a member of The Rolling Stones at the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin, Germany. He first recorded with the band on "Honky Tonk Women," ranked in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number" among country's all-time greatest singles
Oct 19, 1973
Tom T. Hall performs "I Love" on the NBC series "The Dean Martin Show." Hall and Jeannie C. Riley also team up on Stuart Hamblen's "This Ole House"
Oct 19, 1946
Merle Travis records "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" and "Three Times Seven" at Hollywood's Radio Recorders
Oct 19, 1941
Composer Cole Porter checks into Doctors Hospital in Manhattan, where he has surgery on his left leg nearly seven years after he first broke it. Porter has already written "Don't Fence Me In," which goes on to become a country hit for Gene Autry
Oct 19, 1939
Guitarist Roy Lanham begins working on Knoxville radio station WNOX. He is destined to become a member of The Sons Of The Pioneers and to play on Loretta Lynn's "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl" and Ned Miller's "From A Jack To A King"
Oct 19, 1938
"Where The Buffalo Roam" debuts in theaters. The film stars Tex Ritter, whose character returns to Santa Fe to discover his mother has been murdered. Ritter performs a number of songs with Louise Massey & The Westerners

This ‘Today in Country Music’ feature is presented with thanks to Roland Note.