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26

This Day in Country Music History, September 26

2016
Dierks Bentley welcomes a surprise guest to his show at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver: Maren Morris sings "My Church" with Bentley and the two are joined by opening act Randy Houser on "Bad Angel"
2014
Lee Ann Womack teams with R&B vocalist John Legend as a new edition of "CMT Crossroads" debuts. They collaborate on his hit "All Of Me" and her recordings "The Way I'm Livin'," "I May Hate Myself In The Morning" and "I Hope You Dance"
2011
Capitol releases Dierks Bentley's "Home" to radio
2002
Terri Clark's "I Just Wanna Be Mad" video debuts on CMT
1960
Doug Supernaw is born at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, Texas. The rough-necked performer has a handful of successful singles in the 1990s, most notably "Reno" and "I Don't Call Him Daddy"
1955
Carlene Carter is born in Nashville. The daughter of Carl Smith and June Carter, she develops an edgy brand of country that flirts with rockabilly, debuting in 1977. She attains her biggest commercial success in the early-'90s
1948
Olivia Newton-John is born in Cambridge, England. Raised in Australia, the pop singer begins her career with country-tinged recordings, gaining her a Country Music Association award as Female Vocalist of the Year in 1974
1947
Lynn Anderson is born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The daughter of songwriters Liz and Casey Anderson, she achieves more than 15 hit singles from 1967-1983 with the million-selling "Rose Garden" emerging as her signature song
1941
David Frizzell is born in El Dorado, Arkansas. The younger brother of Lefty Frizzell, he adds a traditional country element to the genre in the early-1980s on his solo novelty hit "I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home" and on duets with Shelly West
1925
Martin Robinson is born in Glendale, Arizona. Under the name Marty Robbins, he brings a smooth style and confident swagger to country, mixing pop crossover material, western story songs and country ballads, ultimately landing in the Country Music Hall of Fame