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September 14

Hank Williams auditions for publisher Fred Rose at Acuff-Rose Publishing in Nashville on September 14, 1946. Rose signs Williams to a songwriting contract and ultimately becomes his record producer. Under the agreement, Williams writes such classics as “Jambalaya (On The Bayou),” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

“The Porter Wagoner Show,” a syndicated TV program, debuts on 18 stations in 1961. It runs until 1981, airing on nearly 100 stations at its peak. Here’s one of our favorites:

In 1979 Kenny Rogers receives a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If you want to visit, it’s located at 6666 Hollywood Blvd.

And remember when Renee Zellweger filed for an annulment of her marriage to Kenny Chesney? It happened on September 14. 2005 in Los Angeles, barely four months after the couple exchanged vows.


Singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is born in Harlingen, TX in 1956. Primarily a pop recording artist, she writes many country hits, including “Nothing I Can Do About It Now” for Willie Nelson, Faith Hill’s “This Kiss,” Alabama’s “Here We Are,” Lorrie Morgan’s “Five Minutes” and Trisha Yearwood’s “You Say You Will.” You can hear her interview with Jen and Cody here:

John Berry is born in Aiken, South Carolina in 1959. The strong-voiced singer rises in 1994 with his Grammy-nominated “Your Love Amazes Me,” following up with such melodic hits as “You And Only You,” “She’s Taken A Shine” and “What’s In It For Me”