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September 11

In 1954 Porter Wagoner went to the KWTO Radio studio in Springfield, MO to record “A Satisfied Mind” and :Eat, Drink and Be Merry (Tomorrow You’ll Cry). The recording session cost him $40. And tomorrow, somebody at RCA would cry because this recording session happened just two days after RCA let Wagoner’s contract lapse.

Freddie Hart had the #1 hit on the Billboard Country Charts in 1971 with “Easy Loving”

“Dolly” a syndicated half-hour TV show hosted by Dolly Parton debuts on September 11, 1976. Her first guest was Jim Stafford.

In 1984, Barbara Mandrell and two of her children were seriously injured in a car crash that killed the other driver. She spent a long time recuperating and firmly believed that seat belts saved their lives.

“Family Circle” magazine honored Reba McEntire in 2002 with its “Women Who Make A Difference” Lifetime Achievement Award. As part of the tribute, she was profiled in the magazine’s October 8th

In 2001, a terrorist attack leveled both towers at the World Trade Center in New York, smashed into the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. In Manhattan during the chaos, though they are unhurt: Garth Brooks, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Rosanne Cash.

In 2008, the Oak Ridge Boys become the first act to put a concert up for auction on eBay, offering a New Year’s Eve Show to the highest bidder.

Six years after he was excised from “Monday Night Football” telecasts, a new version of Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” theme song, featuring Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo, returned to ESPN in 2017.