This Day in Country Music: September 15

September 16, 2017 GMT

Here’s today’s look back at country music >>>

1903 - Born on this day in Maynardville, Tennessee, was Roy Acuff, who became synonymous with the Grand Ole Opry following his 1938 debut

1960 - Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams was released in the US, the singer, songwriters seventh studio. Contrary to what the title might suggest, only the first four out of the twelve tracks on the album were written by Williams himself, with most of the others being versions of Cash’s self-penned songs.

1975 - Glen Campbell was at #1 on the US Country album chart with Rhinestone Cowboy, the singer, guitarists 30th album. Campbell had heard the song (written by Larry Weiss) on the radio during a tour of Australia and once back in the US decided to record a version

1981 - Alabama collected its first platinum album for Feels So Right.....Born on this day was Andy Gibson American country music singer. He co-wrote “Don’t You Wanna Stay”, a duet between Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson which reached #1 on the country music charts in 2011

1992 - MCA releases George Strait’s “Pure Country” soundtrack

1996 - Steve Wariner performs the national anthem as the Texas Rangers retire the #34 worn by former Ranger pitcher Nolan Ryan in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers win the game, 6-2, against the Milwaukee Brewers

1998 - Reba McEntire was indicted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2000 - “Everywhere We Go” becomes Kenny Chesney’s first double-platinum album

2001 - Aaron Tippin recorded “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly”..... Toby Keith went to number one with “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight”

2003 - Miranda Lambert signed with Epic Records. She gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and made her debut with the release of “Me and Charlie Talking”, the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene

2005 - Dierks Bentley realizes his second gold album, for “Modern Day Drifter”

2007 - Garth Brooks’ song, “More Than a Memory” became the first song to debut at #1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs chart, since the start of the magazine’s all encompassing country chart in 1958. It was released as his 51st single and first single from his 2007 compilation The Ultimate Hits