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Josh Turner And John Rich Debate, Chely Wright Goes To the V.P.’s House – Today In Country Music History

Josh Turner performs during Country Thunder music festival - Day 4 on July 24, 2011 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)

Josh Turner and John Rich went to the Candidates’ Debate on this date in 2008, Chely Wright went to V.P. Dick Cheney’s house in 2005 and nearly a decade after it’s release, Willie Nelson’s Always On My Mind went Platinum in 1991.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 07 October, 2011.

  • Josh Turner and John Rich were in the audience when presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama debated on national TV from Nashville’s Belmont University in 2008.
  • Big & Rich and Lynyrd Skynyrd performed a benefit concert at the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta in 2006 to raise funds for a memorial to the 173rd Airborne, the division commemorated in “8th Of November.”
  • Chely Wright performed at the home of Vice President Dick Cheney for soldiers who were wounded during service in the Middle East in 2005.
  • Ford Trucks debuted a new commercial starring Toby Keith during Monday Night Football on ABC-TV in 2002.
  • Chris LeDoux underwent a liver transplant in Omaha, Nebraska, after discovering he had primary sclerosing cholangitis, in 2000.
  • Nearly a decade after its release, Willie Nelson‘s single “Always On My Mind” was certified gold and platinum in 1991.
  • The movie Songwriter, starring Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, premiered in Nashville in 1984.
  • Bill Monroe recorded his first solo sides including “Mule Skinner Blues” for RCA in 1940.

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Dave D.

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