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Hank Williams
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91 Years Ago: Hank Williams Is Born

If Hank Williams was still alive, he would be celebrating his 91st birthday today (Sept. 17).

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Kenny Rogers
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35 Years Ago: Kenny Rogers Receives a Star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Thirty-five years ago, on Sept. 14, 1979, Kenny Rogers received one of the entertainment industry's most distinguished honors. The singer and actor received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

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Five Years Ago: Taylor Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me’ Wins Best Female Video at MTV Music Awards

Five years ago today (Sept. 13, 2009) might be a day Taylor Swift would just as soon forget. What started out as a joyous occasion, with Swift giving a heartfelt acceptance speech after winning Best Female Video at the MTV Music Awards, turned into an awkward moment, when she was interrupted by rapper Kanye West.

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George Jones
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20 Years Ago: George Jones Undergoes Triple Bypass Surgery on His 63rd Birthday

Twenty years ago today, on Sept. 12, 1994, George Jones had a birthday to remember, even if it wasn't the way he had hoped. It was on this day that the singer had triple bypass surgery at Nashville's Baptist Hospital, where remained hospitalized for one week.

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Johnny Cash
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11 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Dies

Eleven years ago today, country music lost one of its most beloved stars, Johnny Cash. The legendary singer passed away on Sept. 12, 2003, of complications from diabetes. He was 71.

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Chely Wright
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15 Years Ago: Chely Wright Hits No. 1 With ‘Single White Female’

Fifteen years ago today (Sept. 11, 1999) was a big day for Chely Wright. It was on this day that Wright earned her first No. 1 hit with 'Single White Female,' which was written by Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Shaye Smith.

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Terri Clark
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10 Years Ago: Terri Clark Hits No. 1 With ‘Girls Lie Too’

Ten years ago today, on Sept. 11, 2004, Terri Clark was undoubtedly doing plenty of celebrating. It was on this day that her single 'Girls Lie Too,' from her 'Greatest Hits 1994-2004' album, soared to the top of the charts, becoming her second single in the United States to take the No. 1 slot.

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Trisha Yearwood
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20 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Hits No. 1 With ‘XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)’

Trisha Yearwood may not remember what she was doing 20 years ago today (Sept. 10, 1994), but she was undoubtedly celebrating somewhere, since it was the day her single 'XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)' landed at the top of the charts.

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Keith Whitley
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25 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Hits No. 1 With ‘I Wonder Do You Think of Me’

Twenty-five years ago today (Sept. 9, 1989) was a bittersweet day for friends and family of the late Keith Whitley. It was on this day that his song 'I Wonder Do You Think of Me' hit No. 1, only four months after his death by alcohol poisoning.

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Waylon Jennings
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35 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Certified Platinum

Thirty-five years ago today (Sept. 7, 1979) was a big day for Waylon Jennings. It was on this day that the singer's 'Greatest Hits' album was certified platinum, signifying sales in excess of one million units.

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