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Keith Urban, Keith Urban, Keith Urban and Hank Williams Jr – Today In Country Music History

Keith Urban performs live onstage during one of his 50-city AT&T/Samsung Presents Keith Urban's Get Closer 2011 World Tour concerts. (Photo by AT&T/Samsung via Getty Images)

Keith Urban released his debut album on this date in 1999, Keith Urban started a six week stay at number one on this date in 2002 and Keith Urban checked into the Betty Ford Center to get past his substance abuse issues on this date in 2006.

Oh, yeah, Hank Williams Jr sang the National Anthem for one of the presidential candidates in 2008.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 19 October, 2011.

  • Hank Williams Jr. sang the national anthem in Roswell, New Mexico, on the campaign trail with Republican politician Sarah Palin in 2008.
  • Keith Urban checked into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, to cope with a recurrence of substance abuse in 2006.
  • Keith Urban began a six-week stay at Number One on the Billboard country chart with “Somebody Like You” in 2002.
  • Keith Urban‘s self-titled debut album as a solo artist was released in 1999.
  • John Berry made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1996.
  • George Jones & Tammy Wynette performed the only full-fledged Nashville concert of their career at the Grand Ole Opry House in 1995.
  • Red Foley and Jim Reeves were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1967.
  • Eddy Arnold was named the CMA’s first Entertainer Of The Year in 1967.
  • Buck Owens reached the Number One spot on the Billboard country chart with “Love’s Gonna Live Here” in 1963.
  • Brenda Lee recorded “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville in 1958.

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