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Kenny Chesney Falls In Love, Willie Nelson Gets Busted – Today In Country Music History

Grace Potter and Kenny Chesney attend the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Willie Nelson was cited for … Well, what he’s usually cited for … on this date in 2006, Kenny Chesney was a pushover in 1999, Garth Brooks stayed up all night in 1993 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 18 September, 2012.

  • Willie and Bobbie Nelson received misdemeanor citations for drug possession when his bus was stopped on Interstate 10 near Beaux Bridge, Louisiana in 2006. A search of the vehicle yielded 1.5 pounds of marijuana and 2/10 of a pound of mushrooms.
  • “Days Go By” took Keith Urban to the top of the Billboard country chart in 2004.
  • Kenny Chesney climbed to Number One on the Billboard country chart with “You Had Me From Hello” in 1999.
  • The Dixie Chicks‘ second Sony album, Fly, debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 pop chart in 1999.
  • Reba McEntire received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
  • Garth Brooks claimed the Number One spot on the Billboard country chart with “Ain’t Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)” in 1993.

 

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  • More than 25 years after earning his first hit, George Jones finally scored his first gold album with I Am What I Am in 1981.
  • Tom T. Hall rose to the top of the Billboard country singles chart with “The Year That Clayton Delaney Died” in 1971.
  • Merle Haggard recorded the classic “Sing Me Back Home” in 1967.
  • Connie Smith and Bob Luman joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1965.

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