Saturday, December 24, 2016

Today in Country Music History...December 24, 2016



Wynonna Judd and Highway 101 drummer Cactus Moser get engaged

Mark Wills and Darryl Worley conclude a concert tour of the Middle East with comedian Al Franken. The trek took them to Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill take their baby, Audrey, home from Nashville's Baptist Hospital 18 days after she was born, eight weeks premature

Keith Whitley checks in at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "When You Say Nothing At All"

Kix and Barbara Brooks have their first child, Molly Brooks

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band travel to #1 in Billboard with "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You)"

Alan Jackson proposes to Denise Jackson, his girlfriend of three years, who already has the same last name. She says yes

Pam Tillis is injured in a car accident. Her face is shattered in more than 30 places, leading to multiple surgeries over the next five years. "We were partying," she tells The Music City News years later. "We partied right up a tree"

Jack Greene's "There Goes My Everything" begins a seven-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

Glen Campbell makes his first concert appearance with The Beach Boys, standing in for an ill Brian Wilson at the last minute at Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston. He continues to tour with the group for approximately four months

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