Monday, December 4, 2017

Today in Country Music History...December 4, 2017

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2012
The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two" video premieres on CMT

2004
Gary Allan reaches the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "Nothing On But The Radio"

2003
Ricky Skaggs receives five nominations for the annual Grammy awards, more than any other country artist. Willie Nelson takes four, while Alison Krauss nets three

1991
The Judds perform the final show of their Farewell Tour at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Naomi Judd is retiring, suffering from a potentially fatal strain of hepatitis, leaving Wynonna to pursue a solo career

1981
Lila McCann is born in Puyallup, Washington. She breaks through in 1997 at age 15, netting a hit with "I Wanna Fall In Love" and a nomination from the Academy of Country Music for Top New Female. Each of her first two albums goes gold

1971
Charley Pride's biggest hit ascends to #1 on the Billboard country chart: "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'"

1971
Seven months after eloping to Mexico, George Strait re-marries Norma Voss in Texas to satisfy their parents

1965
Eddy Arnold nets a #1 country single in Billboard with "Make The World Go Away"

1956
Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis pose for a photo at the Sun studio in Memphis. The foursome conducts an impromptu jam session, which is subsequently dubbed "The Million Dollar Quartet"

1955
Drummer Brian Prout is born in Troy, New York. He joins Diamond Rio, whose ace musicianship and strong harmonies lead to numerous Vocal Group of the Year awards and a bevy of hits during the 1990s and early 2000s

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