This Day in Country Music: September 7

September 8, 2018 GMT

Here’s a look back into country music on this day >>>

1961 - George Jones scored his second Country #1 single with “Tender Years”

1977 - Crystal Gayle was at #1 on the US Country chart with “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”. The song was written by Richard Leigh and first appeared on Gayle’s 1977 album, We Must Believe in Magic

1979 - Waylon Jennings’ album Greatest Hits was certified platinum

1985 - Rosanne Cash hit number one with “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me”

1987 - Reba released two albums on the same day: The Last One to Know and Merry Christmas to You

1991 - Brooks & Dunn picked up their first number one hit with “Brand New Man”

1994 - Martina McBride picked up her first gold album for The Way That I Am

2003 - The Farm Aid 03, benefit concert took place at the Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Emmylou Harris, Hootie & the Blowfish, Los Lonely Boys, Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, Titty Bingo, Trick Pony & more

2005 - Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack were the lead nominees with six nods apiece for the CMA Awards

2006 - Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” aired on TV for the first time

2006 - Sugarland’s video for “Want to” premiered