(L-R) Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney from the band Rascal Flatts attend the ceremony honoring them with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 17, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Kenny Chesney took Rascal Flatts to the number one position on this date in 2007, Alabama was walking in high cotton in 1989, Willie Nelson was making trouble in 1976 and more. Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 22 September, 2012.

  • Rascal Flatts' "Take Me There," written by Kenny Chesney, climbed to Number One on the Billboard country singles chart in 2007.
  • Keith Urban's Golden Road album was certified triple-platinum in 2005.
  • Cyndi Thomson scored her first and only Number One single before retiring with "What I Really Meant to Say" in 2001.
  • Dolly Parton, Johnny Bond and Conway Twitty were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Garth Brooks' The Chase album was released in 1992.
  • Alabama's "High Cotton" peaked at Number One in 1989.



  • Willie Nelson sponsored the first Farm Aid concert in Champaign, Illinois in 1985 with Merle Haggard, John Cougar Mellencamp, Roger Miller, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Alabama, George Jones, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, B.B. King, Judy Rodman and Waylon Jennings, among others.
  • Willie Nelson's The Troublemaker album was released in 1976.

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Dave D.