Thursday, November 9, 2017

Today in Country Music History...November 9, 2017

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2011
The Band Perry wins New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year, for "If I Die Young," as ABC airs the 45th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. "If I Die Young" also wins Song of the Year for songwriter Kimberly Perry
2010
Big Machine releases Taylor Swift's "Back To December" to radio
2009
Toby Keith kicks off his first European tour at Glasgow ABC in Scotland
2008
Randy Travis, Trace Adkins and Martina McBride are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville along with Elvis Presley, Michael McDonald, Little Richard and Jo Walker-Meador, the former executive director of the Country Music Association
2006
Trace Adkins' "Ladies Love Country Boys" video debuts on CMT. The song namechecks Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.
2005
Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon write a future George Strait hit, "Give It Away"
2004
Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss win two times apiece as CBS telecasts the 38th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Chesney takes Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year, for "When The Sun Goes Down"
1999
Warner Bros. releases Faith Hill's album "Breathe"
1990
The Internal Revenue Service seizes the property of Willie Nelson in six states, including his Austin recording studio, to satisfy a $6.5 million debt
1962
Roy Acuff becomes the first living artist named to the Country Music Hall Of Fame 
 

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