Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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

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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"

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

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


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

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

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

George Strait's "Greatest Hits" is certified gold

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

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

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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