Friday, November 3, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 3, 2017

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2009
Arista releases Carrie Underwood's album "Play On"
2005
Gretchen Wilson's "All Jacked Up" is heard in the WB drama "Smallville." Tom Wopat plays a senator in the week's episode, reteaming him with former "Dukes Of Hazzard" co-star--and "Smallville" regular--John Schneider
2002
Bob Dylan ("To Make You Feel My Love"), Shel Silverstein ("A Boy Named Sue") and Dean Dillon ("Ocean Front Property") enter the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza
1991
Reba McEntire appears with Kenny Rogers in the NBC-TV movie "The Gambler Returns: Luck Of The Draw"
1984
Willie Nelson's remake of "City Of New Orleans" powers its way to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1979
Kenny Rogers' "You Decorated My Life" rests at #1 on the Billboard country chart
1964
Roger Miller records "King Of The Road" in Nashville
1961
Hank Williams, music publisher Fred Rose and Jimmie Rodgers are the first inductees in the Country Music Hall Of Fame
1960
Merle Haggard is released from San Quentin Prison and allowed to complete the more than two years remaining of his sentence on parole
1950
The Stanley Brothers record "I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow" at the Castle Studio in Nashville. Their version of the song provides a template for the version by the fictitious Soggy Bottom Boys used in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 
 

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