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This Day in Country Music: September 6

September 7, 2018

A look back into country music’s history >>>

1942 - Born on this day in Checotah, Oklahoma, was Mel McDaniel, country music artist. His chart-making years were mainly the 1980s with his hits from that era including “Louisiana Saturday Night”, “Big Ole Brew”, “Stand Up”, and the #1 “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On”. He died on March 31, 2011

1952 - Hank Williams hit #1 with “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)”

1963 - Born on this day in Beaumont, Texas, was Mark Chesnutt, country music singer who scored the 1991 US Country #1 single with his version of “Brother Jukebox”

1969 - Special guests on this week’s Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Charley Pride and Ian & Sylvia. Charlie performed a medley; Tribute to Hank Williams with Johnny Cash

1975 - Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” topped the U.S. singles chart

1984 - Ernest Tubb died at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital. He had been a fixture on the Grand Ole Opry since 1943 and entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1965

2001 - Diamond Rio’s album One More Day was certified gold

2005 - Gretchen Wilson’s single “All Jacked Up” was released for sale

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