Today in country music history:
2009 - Taylor Swift got eight Grammy nominations including Album of the Year for Fearless.
2006 - CMT Crossroads featuring Little Big Town and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac premiered.
2004 - Marty Stuart and Connie Smith performed at the lighting of the national Christmas tree in Washington, D.C.
2002 - Kenny Chesney's album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems was certified double platinum.
2000 - Faith Hill and Tim McGraw performed a benefit concert together for the USS Cole Fund to help out the families of the 17 American sailors killed in the terrorist bombing of that ship on October 12th.
2000 - Brad Paisley took "We Danced" to number one.
1998 - Garth Brooks appeared on NBC-TV's Christmas in Rockefeller Center.
1989 - Randy Travis went to number one with "It's Just a Matter of Time."
1979 Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge were divorced.
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