Country Day in History


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On this Country Day in History  

MON, 12/29
2013 Nashville's morning newspaper names Taylor Swift the Tennessean of the Year
2001 Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" spends the first of five weeks at #1
2001  Alan Jackson begins a five-week run at the top of the Billboard country chart with "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."
1983  George Jones' I Am What I Am is certified platinum.

TUE, 12/30
2010 Trace Adkins sings the national anthem at the Music City Bowl at Nashville's LP Field
2001 Neal McCoy joins Wayne Newton and comedian Drew Carey to entertain American troops at the Kandahar Airport in Afghanistan
1950  Hank Williams tops Billboard's country chart with "Moanin' the Blues."
1944   Bob Wills makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.

WED, 12/31
2011 The Band Perry performs on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve"
2008 Kellie Pickler is a correspondent in 18-degree weather on New Year's Rockin' Eve
2002 Big Kenny loses most of his last $200 playing black THAT inspires him to write a future Tim McGraw hit, "Last Dollar (Fly Away)"
1999 Eight years after their last show together, The Judds usher in the new millennium with a reunion show at the America West Arena in Phoenix

THU, 1/01
2013 Dierks Bentley plays the halftime show in college football's Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando.
2011 Kellie Pickler marries songwriter Kyle Jacobs in the Caribbean
2011 Shania Twain marries Frederic Thiebaud in Puerto Rico
2010 Jimmy Wayne begins a 1,700-mile walk from Nashville to Phoenix to call attention to teen homelessness

FRI, 1/02
2013 Republic Nashville releases Florida Georgia Line's "Get Your Shine On"
2010 The Eli Young Band performs the national anthem before the Cotton Bowl
2009 Merle Haggard earns a star in the Bakersfield Walk of Fame outside the Fox Theater
2006 A shivering LeAnn Rimes performs at the rain-soaked Tournament of Roses parade


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