Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 28, 2017

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Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock," The Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" and the Merle Haggard album "Okie From Muskogee" are announced as Grammy Hall of Fame additions. Other new entries include records by Arlo Guthrie, The Beach Boys, Dion and Sonny & Cher

Jason Aldean is paired with Bob Seger as a new installment of "CMT Crossroads" debuts. The set list includes "Tattoos On This Town," "Turn The Page," "Against The Wind" and "Night Train"

Florida Georgia Line performs "Cruise" and Brett Eldredge sings "Don't Ya" during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Also riding down Broadway are Kellie Pickler, Jimmy Fallon and Fall Out Boy. Carrie Underwood briefly appears on the NBC telecast, promoting the December special "The Sound Of Music"

Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" begins a five-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

Little Big Town's Kimberly Roads marries Stephen Schlapman on a Caribbean island. Witnessing the moment are her bandmates: Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook--who married each other six months earlier--and Phillip Sweet

Dolly Parton is paired with Melissa Etheridge as the latest episode of "CMT Crossroads," hosted by Radney Foster, debuts. Songs in the one-hour telecast include "Bring Me Some Water," "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You"

Marty Stuart joins the Grand Ole Opry, the first new member added following the death of Roy Acuff

Charlie Rich records "Behind Closed Doors" in Nashville

Connie Smith's debut single, "Once A Day," attains the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

"The WSM Barn Dance" begins broadcasting in Nashville, with a one-hour performance by Uncle Jimmy Thompson. It's later renamed the Grand Ole Opry. Thompson's first-night songs include "When You And I Were Young Maggie"

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