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President Carter Declares October “Country Music Month” – Today In Country Music History

Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless and Alison Krauss perform during the "Music Saves Mountains" benefit concert at the Ryman Auditorium on May 19, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Dierks Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on this date in 2005, Patty Loveless released her debut album in 1986 and then President, Jimmy Carter, declared October to be national Country Music Month in 1980.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 01 October, 2011.

  • Dierks Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2005.
  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band‘s Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3 was released, featuring Johnny Cash, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Del McCoury, and others, in 2002.
  • Patty Loveless‘ self-titled debut album was released in 1986.
  • President Carter proclaimed October as “Country Music Month” in 1980.
  • Kenny Rogers earned a Number One country single in Billboard with “Daytime Friends” in 1977.
  • Loretta Lynn recorded “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in 1969.

Dave D.

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