A Day in Music - December 11th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Dierks Bentley performed "Feel that Fire," "Beautiful World" and "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)" at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway.

2005 - Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood were among the stars performing for President George W. Bush at the annual Christmas in Washington concert, which aired on TNT at a later date.

2002 - Willie Nelson performed "Georgia on my Mind" at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway in honor of award recipient Jimmy Carter.

2002 - Diamond Rio shot their video for "I Believe" in Nashville.

1999 - Brad Paisley went to number one for the first time with "He Didn't Have to Be."

1997 - Jewel, Emmylou Harris and Sinead O'Connor performed the Beatles' classic "In My Life" at the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo.

1963 - Hank Williams Jr. had his first recording session at age 14 in Nashville. He recorded several of his father's songs, including "You Win Again," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Cold, Cold Heart" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."

1951 - Hank Thompson recorded "The Wild Side of Life" and "Waiting in the Lobby of Your Heart" at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

1946 - Hank Williams had his first recording session at the WSM Studios in Nashville.


Birthday:

Brenda Lee - singer, Country Music Hall of Fame member, "I'm Sorry"

 

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