This Week In Country Music: August 15 – 21, 2021

These are a few popular stories from years past.

Written by Lorelai Stevens
This Week In Country Music: August 15 – 21, 2021
Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban; Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for CMT

Just two years ago in 2019, Carrie Underwood received a gold single for the Keith Urban collaboration “The Fighter.” Keith told us about the powerful love song.

Back in 2003, 18 years ago this week, Capitol released Dierks Bentley’s self-titled debut album. In 2015, Dierks told us about how music came early in his life at school.

26 years ago, in 1995, Tammy Wynette was hospitalized after losing her voice. Just three years later (1998), in April, she passed away. Dolly Parton talked about the song she wrote with Tammy and finished the day of her memorial service in Nashville.

34 years ago this week in 1987, Dan Smyers was born. One half of the Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay, Dan talked to us just last week (2021) about his birthday this year.