This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1934, Decca released The Sons Of The Pioneers’ “Tumbling Tumbleweeds.”
  • Today in 1962, Linda Davis was born in Dodson, Texas. Her 1993 pairing with Reba McEntire on “Does He Love You” earned a Grammy. Davis’ daughter, Hilary Scott, co-founded Lady Antebellum.
  • Today in 1976, Joe Nichols was born in Rogers, Arkansas. Starting in 2002, he became one of the first new hit makers of the century.
  • Today in 1998, Jo Dee Messina sang, “I’m Alright” from a covered wagon and Martina McBride sang “Happy Girl” from a turkey float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
  • Today in 2002, the “Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors” album arrived in stores while Simon & Schuster published a companion book about the album’s creation.
  • Today in 2009, Billy Currington sang “People Are Crazy” on a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Today in 2010, Willie Nelson was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas for possession of six ounces of marijuana. He was released after posting a $2,500 bond.
  • Today in 2017, Shania Twain performed during halftime at the Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup at TD Place in Ottawa.


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