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.



  • 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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Dave D.