Friday, November 24, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 24, 2017

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2016
Maddie & Tae perform "Fly" from a new Girl Scouts float at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Kelsea Ballerini chips in "Peter Pan" from the Domino Sugar ride. Also in the mix are Brett Eldredge, Easton Corbin, Tony Bennett and the cast of Broadway's "Holiday Inn," with a medley that includes "Blue Skies"

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

2001
Toby Keith's "I Wanna Talk About Me" takes over the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

1976
"Wanted: The Outlaws"--featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter--becomes the first country album to receive the new platinum certification, signifying one million units shipped

1973
"The Most Beautiful Girl" elevates Charlie Rich to the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

1958
Decca releases Brenda Lee's holiday classic "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"

1931
Guitarist Tommy Allsup is born in Owasso, Oklahoma. A member of Asleep At The Wheel, The Texas Playboys and Buddy Holly's Crickets, he plays on hits by John Anderson, George Jones, Tanya Tucker and Kenny Rogers, among others

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