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An American Tradition Is Born – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 28, 1925

George D. Hay begins a weekly broadcast called "The WSM Barn Dance" broadcasting in Nashville, with a one-hour performance by Uncle Jimmy Thompson.

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Troy Gentry Pleads Guilty – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 27, 2006

Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry plead guilty in Duluth, Minnesota, to a misdemeanor charge involving his killing of a captive black bear in 2004.

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Sons of the Pioneers - Tumbling Tumbleweeds
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A Classic Recorded – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 26, 1934

Decca Records releases The Sons Of The Pioneers' "Tumbling Tumbleweeds."

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Garth Brooks - Double Live
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Garth Brooks Breaks His Own Record – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 25, 1998

Garth Brooks’ album Double Live became the first album by any artist ever to sell 1 million copies in its first week of release.

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Garth Brooks Gaines Platinum – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 24, 1999

The profile of Chris Gaines, Garth Brook’s fictional Australian rock-star, alter-ego, aired on VH1′s Behind The Music.

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Roy Acuff
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A Country Legend Passes – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 23, 1992

Roy Acuff dies from congestive heart failure in Nashville and is buried within eight hours.

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A Christmas Legend Is Born – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 22, 1946

Gene Autry rides in the Santa Claus Lane parade in Hollywood, as do Roy Rogers, Jack Benny and Red Skelton.

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Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
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A Platinum Rose Garden – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 21, 1986

Lynn Anderson collects the only platinum album of her career, for Rose Garden.

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Chet Atkins Leads No Smoking Day – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 20, 1986 

Ex-smoker Chet Atkins is honorary chairman of the sixth annual Great American Smokeout, asking nicotine addicts to lay off their cigarettes for one day.

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LeAnn Rimes - Unchained Melody The Early Years
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A Lot Of Platinum Handed Out – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 19, 1997

George Strait’s collection Strait Out of the Box was certified multi-platinum for sales of 5 million copies.

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The Start Of Something Great – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 18, 1988

Tulsa, Oklahoma, singer Ronnie Dunn won the Marlboro Country Music National Talent Contest, which led to a publishing deal in Nashville, which led to a meeting with songwriter Kix Brooks, which led to the formation of Brooks & Dunn.

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Kenny Chesney - The Road And The Radio
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Chesney Starts At The Top – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

November 17, 2005

With sales of 469,000 Kenny Chesney’s The Road & The Radio debuted at the top of the Country Albums chart and the Top 200 all formats chart.

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