Monday, November 13, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 13, 2017

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2014
Lee Brice's "Drinking Class" video premieres on CMT

2010
Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" ranks #1 as CMT debuts "40 Greatest Songs Of The Decade"

2006
The Judds perform "Love Can Build A Bridge" at a groundbreaking ceremony for a Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, D.C. Also present: presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey

2005
The New York premiere of the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line" at the Beacon Theatre draws Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Wilson, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Van Zant, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley, Lonestar and Sara Evans

2001
Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw and Lonestar receive two nominations apiece as the American Music Awards finalists are revealed by Dick Clark at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles

1999
Garth Brooks hosts NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live" from New York with musical guest Chris Gaines

1996
Trisha Yearwood has a guest role on the controversial ABC-TV sitcom "Ellen," where she performs "Everybody Knows"

1982
Ricky Skaggs ascends to #1 in Billboard with "Heartbroke," written by Guy Clark

1975
Hank Williams Jr. has four hours of plastic and oral surgery at Nashville's Baptist Hospital to repair damages from a 500-foot fall in an August mountain accident

1954
Jeannie Kendall is born in St. Louis, Missouri. With her father, Royce, she takes part in the duo The Kendalls, whose gospel-based harmonies and cheatin' themes are on display in their million-selling signature song, 1977's "Heaven's Just A Sin Away"

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