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Today In Country Music History

Today in Country Music History is one of the most popular features on the programme and we’ve been delivering back into the history books and give you not only a day but a week of country music trivia. 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!

Each week on the show we feature the biggest events of that week in years gone by, so tune in live or catch up right here on our website to find out more about the history of country music and the biggest events that shaped the music you love!

Sunday 19th September 2021

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Sep 19, 2021
Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy play a benefit for the Frenship Foundation for Leadership at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas
Sep 19, 2019
John Schneider and Elly Schneider file notice with a Los Angeles judge that they have reached agreement on their divorce settlement following a bitter five-year battle
Sep 19, 2019
Thomas Rhett receives a platinum single from the RIAA for "Life Changes" and a double-platinum single for "Crash And Burn"
Sep 19, 2018
Ashley Gorley wins Songwriter of the Year and LANCO's Brandon Lancaster takes Songwriter/Artist during the Nashville Songwriter Awards at the Ryman Auditorium. "I'll Name The Dogs" claims Song of the Year for writers Matt Dragstrem, Josh Thompson and Ben Hayslip
Sep 19, 2016
Jimmy Wayne visits the home of former president George Bush in Maine and sings a cappella versions of "How Great Thou Art" and the national anthem
Sep 19, 2015
Willie Nelson's 30th anniversary Farm Aid is staged at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion in Chicago. Kacey Musgraves and Jamey Johnson appear along with Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Mavis Staples, Holly Williams, Jack Johnson and Old Crow Medicine Show. Nelson wraps the night with "I Saw The Light"
Sep 19, 2015
Lee Ann Womack plays the Burgundy Ball, a benefit for the cancer program in a local hospital in Springfield, Missouri
Sep 19, 2015
Eric Church is a guest on ESPN's "College GameDay," correctly predicting the winner in six of 11 NCAA football games
Sep 19, 2009
Kenny Chesney plays the last of a dozen stadium shows on the Sun City Carnival Tour. Also appearing at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis: Montgomery Gentry, Sugarland, Miranda Lambert and The Zac Brown Band. The final song of the tour is an acoustic version of "Better As A Memory"
Sep 19, 2009
Fire destroys the Little Nashville Opry in Indiana. Later ruled arson, the blaze eliminates concert dates at the venue for Marty Stuart, Sawyer Brown, Ronnie McDowell and Andy Griggs
Sep 19, 2009
Little Texas headlines a Nashville benefit concert for the T.J. Martell Foundation
Sep 19, 2009
Financial company TIAA-CREF begins airing a television commercial that features Lady Antebellum's "I Run To You" behind on-screen images of meerkats
Sep 19, 2003
Bristol, Virginia, renames a portion of James Street as Stoneman Family Drive
Sep 19, 2003
Clint Black is the first major act to appear at the Alario Center in New Orleans
Sep 19, 2003
One week after his death, Johnny Cash wins three trophies at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville
Sep 19, 2003
The Dave Matthews Band plays Nashville's AmSouth Amphitheatre, joined on stage by local banjo player Bela Fleck and sax player Jeff Coffin, both members of the jazz ensemble The Flecktones
Sep 19, 1994
While serving time for heroin possession, Steve Earle is transferred to a detox unit, where he is forced to deal with an addiction to methadone
Sep 19, 1994
MCA releases George Strait's "The Big One"
Sep 19, 1992
Piedmont Academy in Monticello, Georgia, observes Trisha Yearwood Day, honoring one of its former students
Sep 19, 1992
Alan Jackson visits the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "Love's Got A Hold On You"
Sep 19, 1979
Madison Square Garden launches a four-day anti-nuclear event, "Musicians United For Safe Energy," with Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and The Doobie Brothers. The Doobies include future Southern Pacific members John McFee and Keith Knudsen
Sep 19, 1979
Jeanne Pruett cuts "Temporarily Yours" at Audio Media Recorders in Nashville
Sep 19, 1978
George Jones' tour bus is stolen in Nashville
Sep 19, 1978
Asylum releases the Linda Ronstadt album "Living In The U.S.A."

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