A Day in Music - May 12th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Zac Brown Band's single "Chicken Fried" hit the airwaves.

2007 - Rascal Flatts took "Stand" to number one.

2006 - Jennifer Nettles made her TV acting debut on NBC's Las Vegas. During the show, Sugarland performed "Something More," "Just Might Make Me Believe" and "Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good)" with the lyrics changed to "down in Las Vegas."

2005 - LeAnn Rimes' video for "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way" premiered.

2001 – Darryl Worley married his girlfriend Beverly Dean Irwin on the steps of the courthouse in Worley's hometown of Savannah, Tennessee.

2001 - Tim McGraw received an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

1999 – George Jones pled guilty to driving while impaired and violating Tennessee's open-container law in Franklin. He was fined 550 dollars.

1984 - Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias shared the number one country spot with "To All The Girls I've Loved Before."

1982 - Johnny Lee picked up his first gold album for "Lookin' for Love."

1964 - Bobby Bare won a Grammy for "Detroit City."

1951 - Hank Williams went to number one with "Cold, Cold Heart."

 

Birthdays:

Billy Swan - singer, "I Can Help"

Kix Brooks - singer, Brooks & Dunn, "Play Something Country," "Boot Scootin' Boogie"

 

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