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Taylor Swift Sees Stars, Kenny Chesney Starts Summertime, Emmylou Harris Has Another Drink – Today In Country Music History

Kenny Chesney (L) and Grace Potter perform at NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on June 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift saw stars on this date in 2010, Kenny Chesney started a really good summer in 2006 and Emmylou Harris had drinkin’ on her mind in 1978.

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 17 June, 2011.

  • Taylor Swift received the Hal David Starlight Award at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in 2010 as the Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted David Foster, Jackie DeShannon, Leonard Cohen and Sunny Skylar.
  • Kenny Chesney kicked off a five-week run at Number One in Billboard with “Summertime” in 2006.
  • Chad Brock‘s “Yes!” went to Number One on Billboard‘s country chart in 2000.
  • Garth Brooks signed with Capitol Records in 1988.
  • Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens‘ “Streets Of Bakersfield” was released in 1988.
  • Emmylou Harris took Delbert McClinton‘s “Two More Bottles Of Wine” to Number One in Billboard in 1978.

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Dave D.

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