Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 22, 2017

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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"

2011
Keith Urban has surgery to remove a polyp from his vocal cords

2009
Taylor Swift wins five trophies, including Artist of the Year, during the American Music Awards, telecast on ABC from Los Angeles

2008


Tim McGraw sings one verse of "Real Good Man" during the opening monologue as he hosts NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live"

2007
Wynonna performs "Winter Wonderland" while riding down Broadway in Manhattan during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Dolly Parton appears on the lead float

2002
Tim McGraw's "She's My Kind Of Rain" video, shot in London, debuts on CMT

1985
George Strait's "Greatest Hits" is certified gold

1980
Kenny Rogers' "Lady" goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart

1973
George Jones & Tammy Wynette sing "We're Gonna Hold On" in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

1946
Gene Autry rides in the Santa Claus Lane parade in Hollywood, as do Roy Rogers, Jack Benny and Red Skelton. When Autry hears children shout, "Here comes Santa Claus," he's inspired to write "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)"

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