Monday, November 27, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 27, 2017

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2016
Parts of the ceiling break free and drop on stage as Brothers Osborne performs "Stay A Little Longer" at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho. No one is hurt

2014
Cole Swindell, riding a Domino Sugar float, sings "Chillin' It" as snow falls during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Other participants include Dan + Shay, Lucy Hale, Meghan Trainor and Kiss

2006
Dierks Bentley receives a gold album for "Long Trip Alone"

2003
Toby Keith performs "Beer For My Horses," "How Do You Like Me Now?!" and "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)" at halftime when the Dallas Cowboys host the Dolphins in a Thanksgiving Day game at Texas Stadium in Irving. Miami wins, 40-21

2002
Keith Urban rides off with a gold album, for "Golden Road"

2001
Reba McEntire is nominated for a People's Choice Award for her acting in the TV series "Reba." Other country stars receiving nominations: The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks and George Strait

1996
"Sling Blade" opens in American movie theaters. The picture features Dwight Yoakam in a prominent role, along with Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall and Tex Ritter's son, John Ritter. It also includes an Emmylou Harris performance of "Shenandoah"

1993
Joe Diffie joins the Grand Ole Opry. His set list for the night includes "Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)," "John Deere Green" and "Honky Tonk Attitude"

1980
William Lee Golden, of The Oak Ridge Boys, stops trimming his beard. Combined with the long hair he's been growing since Christmas 1979, the facial hair helps create a new mountain man image

1941
Eddie Rabbitt is born in Brooklyn, New York. The singer/songwriter becomes a major link between country music and pop during the 1970s and '80s, pushing country's boundaries with such recordings as "Drivin' My Life Away," "I Love A Rainy Night," "Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight" and "Suspicions"

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