Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Today in Country Music History...December 5, 2017

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Eric Church and Miranda Lambert receive four nominations apiece to lead the country contingent as finalists are announced for the 57th annual Grammy awards
Carrie Underwood takes the role of Maria Von Trapp as NBC airs a three-hour live production of "The Sound Of Music"
Hunter Hayes receives three Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist, tying him with Taylor Swift for the most among country acts
Merle Haggard, Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney are recognized during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama is on hand for the ceremony
Lost Highway releases the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Among the artists featured: Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, The Whites, Gillian Welch, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, The Cox Family and Norman Blake
Jeff Hanna, of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, marries singer/songwriter Matraca Berg nine years after they first met. Singer/songwriter Marcus Hummon performs "Only Love" during the ceremony
George Strait tops the Billboard country singles chart with "I Cross My Heart," from the "Pure Country" soundtrack
The Charlie Daniels Band records "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" at Nashville's Woodland Sound Studios
Gary Herzberg is born in Montebello, California. Under the stage name Gary Allan, the scratchy-voiced singer debuts in 1996, launching a string of hits that includes "Smoke Rings In The Dark," "Nothing On But The Radio," "Watching Airplanes" and "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)"
Ty England is born in Oklahoma City. A guitarist with Garth Brooks during the superstar's peak years, England leaves the band in 1994 to pursue a solo career, scoring the following year with "Should've Asked Her Faster" 

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