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This Day in Country Music – November 27th

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  • 2014, Cole Swindell, riding a Domino Sugar float, sings “Chillin’ It” as snow falls during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Other participants include Dan + Shay, Lucy Hale, Nick Jonas and Kiss
  • 2003, Toby Keith performs “Beer For My Horses,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!” and “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)” at halftime when the Dallas Cowboys host the Dolphins in a Thanksgiving Day game at Texas Stadium in Irving. Miami wins, 40-21
  • 2001, Reba McEntire is nominated for a People’s Choice Award for her acting in the TV series “Reba.” Other country stars receiving nominations: The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks and George Strait
  • 1993, Joe Diffie joins the Grand Ole Opry. His set list for the night includes “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die),” “John Deere Green” and “Honky Tonk Attitude”

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This Day in Country Music – November 26th

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  • 2015, Luke Bryan performs during halftime at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to promote the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. The NFL’s Carolina Panthers swamp the Dallas Cowboys, 33-14, in the game
  • 2011, Jennifer Nettles marries Justin Miller in east Tennessee with Sugarland partner Kristian Bush in attendance
  • 2009, Billy Currington sings “People Are Crazy” on a train float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York. Also in the NBC lineup: Andrea Bocelli, Jimmy Fallon, Carly Simon and Gloria Gaynor, singing “I Will Survive”
  • 2005, A “CMT Crossroads” episode featuring Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie makes its TV debut. The two collaborate on such titles as “Lady,” “Easy,” “She Believes In Me,” “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town” and “The Gambler”

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This Day in Country Music – November 25th

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  • 2013, Tim McGraw collects a gold album for “Two Lanes Of Freedom”
  • 2008, Zac Brown has Lasik eye surgery in Atlanta
  • 2004, Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Kenny Chesney’s “Anything But Mine” and Brad Paisley’s “Mud On The Tires” videos debut on CMT
  • 2000, Phil Vassar breezes to #1 in Billboard with “Just Another Day In Paradise”

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This Day in Country Music – November 24th

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  • 2013, Taylor Swift tops the winners list with four trophies at ABC’s American Music Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Other country victors include Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum
  • 2011, The latest edition of “CMT Crossroads,” pairing Vince Gill and Sting, has its cable debut. The set list includes “Liza Jane,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Whenever You Come Around” and “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”
  • 2007, Dierks Bentley rides to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Free And Easy (Down The Road I Go)”
  • 2005, Jason Aldean performs “Hicktown” during pre-game activities at Texas Stadium in Irving, as the Dallas Cowboys host the Denver Broncos in a Thanksgiving game. Sheryl Crow performs at halftime of Denver’s 24-21 victory

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This Day in Country Music – November 23rd

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  • 2014, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line come up winners in the American Music Awards on ABC
  • 2006, Carrie Underwood sings “Before He Cheats” during halftime of an NFL Thanksgiving Day game at Texas Stadium in Irving, while Kelly Clarkson delivers the national anthem. The Dallas Cowboys win handily over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 38-10
  • 1996, Deana Carter ices the top spot on the Billboard country chart with “Strawberry Wine”
  • 1992, Roy Acuff dies from congestive heart failure in Nashville and is buried within eight hours. A Grand Ole Opry symbol for over 50 years, the “King Of Country Music” was the first living member inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

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This Day in Country Music – November 22nd

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  • 2015,Florida Georgia Line is country’s only double-winner during the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. They repeat as Favorite Country Duo/Group and earn Favorite Country Album, for “Anything Goes”
  • 2009, Taylor Swift wins five trophies, including Artist of the Year, during the American Music Awards, telecast on ABC from Los Angeles
  • 2002, Tim McGraw’s “She’s My Kind Of Rain” video, shot in London, debuts on CMT
  • 1980, Kenny Rogers’ “Lady” goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – November 21st

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  • 2015, Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller” reaches #1 on the Billboard country albums chart, topping the list a total of 23 weeks through August 2016
  • 2002, Mark Wills’ “19 Somethin'” video debuts on CMT
  • 1981, Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)” settles in at #1 on the Billboard country chart
  • 1955, In a deal engineered by Colonel Tom Parker, RCA Records buys Elvis Presley’s contract and master tapes from Sam Phillips’ Sun Records for $35,000. The papers are signed at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis

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This Day in Country Music – November 20th

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  • 2015, Miranda Lambert makes a surprise appearance during Ashley Monroe’s concert at City Winery in Nashville, joining her on “The Blade”
  • 2012, The Zac Brown Band’s “Goodbye In Her Eyes” video premieres on CMT.com
  • 2009, “The Blind Side,” featuring Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock, debuts in movie theaters. McGraw’s “Southern Voice” runs over the closing credits for the film, which also includes the music of Uncle Kracker and Les Paul & Mary Ford
  • 1986, Ex-smoker Chet Atkins is honorary chairman of the sixth annual Great American Smokeout, asking nicotine addicts to lay off their cigarettes for one day

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This Day in Country Music – November 19th

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  • 2011, “Crazy Girl,” co-written by Lee Brice, brings The Eli Young Band to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart for the first time in the group’s career
  • 2010, Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good On My Lips” video debuts on CMT.com
  • 2002, Mercury releases Shania Twain’s album “Up!”
  • 1996, American Recordings releases Johnny Cash’s “Unchained”

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This Day in Country Music – November 18th

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  • 2012, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum each win during ABC’s American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles
  • 2008, Atlantic releases The Zac Brown Band’s album “The Foundation”
  • 2001, Brad Paisley and Jamie O’Neal tape a week’s worth of appearances on TV’s “Hollywood Squares” in Hollywood. Later that evening, Paisley has his first date with actress Kimberly Williams
  • 1969, Conway Twitty records “Hello Darlin'” during an afternoon session at Bradley’s Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

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