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- September 17, 2014 CDT
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Sep 17, 1923 Hank Williams is born in Mount Olive, Alabama. He becomes country music's most influential singer/songwriter, while establishing a tragic legacy of alcoholism and death at age 29. He joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in its first induction in 1961
Sep 17, 2011 Taylor Swift welcomes two surprise guests during her show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena: Tim McGraw, who joins her on "Just To See You Smile"; and Kenny Chesney, who does "Big Star." The audience includes Martina McBride
Sep 17, 1977 Reba McEntire makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing the Patsy Cline classic "Sweet Dreams" and Roger Miller's "Invitation To The Blues," 30 years to the day after her father won his first rodeo honor
Sep 17, 2012 Carrie Underwood's performance of "Good Girl" kicks off "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" on ABC. Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Kimberly Perry, it also features Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Rascal Flatts, among others
Sep 17, 1985 A front page story in The New York Times proclaims that country music is "dead." The piece writes off Alabama and Hank Williams Jr. as "not really country"
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