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Rascal Flatts Joined The Opry, Keith Urban’s Band Hits The Charts – Today In Country Music History

Keith Urban (L) and wife Nicole Kidman arrive at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Rascal Flatts were invited to join the Grand Ole Opry on this date in 2011, Dierks Bentley scored his first number one hit in 2003, Keith Urban’s former band (Yeah, he was part of a band!) made their chart debut in 1997 and more. Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 27 September, 2012.

  • Vince Gill invited Rascal Flatts to join the Grand Ole Opry during a Tuesday edition of the show in 2011.
  • Sugarland kicked off their first headlining tour at the North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina in 2007.
  • Gretchen Wilson‘s All Jacked Up album was released in 2005.
  • Dierks Bentley earned his first Number One single in Billboard with “What Was I Thinkin'” in 2003.
  • Diamond Rio‘s “How Your Love Makes Me Feel” went to Number One on the Billboard country singles chart in 1997.
  • Keith Urban‘s former band, the Ranch, made their chart debut with “Walkin’ The Country” in 1997. Urban was the trio’s lead singer and guitarist.
  • Alan Frizzell filed for divorce from Shelly West in 1983.
  • Connie Smith debuted on the chart with “Once A Day” in 1964. The song spent eight weeks in the Number One position.

Here’s some really cool video of Keith Urban playing Walkin’ The Country with an 11 year old from the crowd.


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