A Day in Music - November 13th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Rodney Atkins' single "It's America" was released to radio.

2006 - The Judds performed "Love Can Build a Bridge" at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, D.C.

2005 - The Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line premiered in New York City. Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley and LeAnn Rimes were among the stars on hand.

2001 - Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw and Lonestar received two nominations each for the American Music Awards.

2000 - Trisha Yearwood donated a Starlight Fun Center to the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University. The mobile entertainment center included a TV monitor, VCR and Nintendo 64 game unit. It could be rolled right up next to a child's bed.

1999 - Garth Brooks hosted Saturday Night Live, and his alter ego Chris Gaines was the musical guest.

1996 - Trisha Yearwood performed "Everybody Knows" during an appearance on the ABC sitcom Ellen.

1991 - Johnny Paycheck donated his guitar, with the words "Shove it" in the fret board, to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1982 - Ricky Skaggs went to number one with "Heartbroke."

1975 - Hank Williams Jr. underwent four hours of plastic and oral surgery at Nashville's Baptist Hospital to repair damages from a 500-foot fall in an August mountain accident.


Birthdays:

Ray Wylie Hubbard - singer-songwriter

Jeannie Kendall - one half of The Kendalls, "Heaven's Just a Sin Away"

 

Image: Bryan Bedder

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