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Luke Bryan performs during halftime at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to promote the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. The NFL's Carolina Panthers swamp the Dallas Cowboys, 33-14, in the game
Jennifer Nettles marries Justin Miller in east Tennessee with Sugarland partner Kristian Bush in attendance
Willie Nelson is arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas, for possession of six ounces of marijuana. He is released after posting $2,500 bond
Billy Currington sings "People Are Crazy" on a train float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York. Also in the NBC lineup: Andrea Bocelli, Jimmy Fallon, Carly Simon and Gloria Gaynor, singing "I Will Survive"
A "CMT Crossroads" episode featuring Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie makes its TV debut. The two collaborate on such titles as "Lady," "Easy," "She Believes In Me," "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town" and "The Gambler"
Jo Dee Messina sings "I'm Alright" from a covered wagon and Martina McBride does "Happy Girl" from a turkey float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Kenny Rogers rides a Statue of Liberty float, and Kevin Sharp performs a song from the movie "Annabelle's Wish"
Guitarist Mike Gossin is born in Utica, New York. In 2007, he's a founding member of the harmony-laden Gloriana, which earns hits with the 2009 single "Wild At Heart" and 2011's "(Kissed You) Good Night"
Joe Nichols is born in Rogers, Arkansas. Starting in 2002, he becomes one of the first new stars of the century, scoring Grammy nominations and earning hits with "The Impossible," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off," "Sunny And 75" and "Yeah"
Linda Davis is born in Dodson, Texas. Her 1993 pairing with Reba McEntire on "Does He Love You" earns a Grammy, and Davis nets a 1996 solo hit, "Some Things Are Meant To Be." Davis' daughter, Hillary Scott, co-founds Lady Antebellum
Decca releases The Sons Of The Pioneers' "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"