December 14th, 2013

Brad Paisley is presented with the Harmony Award at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. After accepting the trophy, he plays "Southern Comfort Zone" with the orchestra.

The Harmony Award is an honor presented annually by the Nashville Symphony to individuals who exemplify the harmonious spirit of the Nashville musical community. Past recipients include Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant.

  • 2002

    Toby Keith makes his Grand Ole Opry debut. His appearance included a performance of "Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine On You?"

    Keith would not grace the famous Opry Circle again for another 8 years, appearing next on January 29, 2011. The Clinton, OK has not been inducted into the Opry and is still considered a "guest artist"

  • 1973

  • #1 On This Date

    SINGLES

    2013 – Joe Nichols – “Sunny And 75”

    2002 – Rascal Flatts – “These Days

    1996 – Alan Jackson – “Little Bitty

    1991 – Reba McEntire – “For My Broken Heart

    1985 – Earl Thomas Conley  – “Nobody Falls Like A Fool

    1974 – Billy Swan – “I Can Help

    1968 – Sonny James – “Born To Be With You

    1963 – Buck Owens – “Love’s Gonna Live Here

    1959 – Ray Price – “The Same Old Me

    1946 – Merle Travis – “Divorce Me C.O.D.

     

    ALBUMS

    2013 – Garth Brooks – Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences

    2002 – Shania Twain – Up!

    1996 – LeAnn Rimes – Blue

    1991 – Garth Brooks – Ropin’ The Wind

    1985 – George Strait– Something Special

    1974 – John Denver – Back Home Again

    1968 – Glen Campbell – Wichita Lineman

  • Birthdays

    Charlie Rich is born on this date in 1932, in Forrest City, Arkansas. Nicknamed The Silver Fox, he works in jazz and pop music before finding a home in country, where he earns the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award in 1974.

    Rich died in his sleep on July 25, 1995, in a Hammond, Louisiana motel. He was 62 years old. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.

  • Anniversaries