December 20th, 1983

Johnny Cash checks into the Betty Ford Center to prevent an addiction to painkillers administered during a recent hospital stay. He stays at the center for six weeks and is assigned to kitchen duty for three of them. Elizabeth Taylor is also in treatment at the same time.

  • 2005

    Kristen Hall parts ways with Sugarland bandmates Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush

  • 1986

  • 2000

    Eddy Arnold receives a National Medal of Arts from president Bill Clinton in a ceremony at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Other recipients include poet Maya Angelou, pop singer Barbra Streisand and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov

  • #1 On This Date

    SINGLES

    2008 – Montgomery Gentry – “Roll With Me

    2003 – Kenny Chesney – “There Goes My Life

    1997 – Garth Brooks – “Longneck Bottle

    1986 – The Bellamy Bros. w/The Forrester Sisters – “Too Much Is Not Enough

    1980 – Mickey Gilley – “That’s All That Matters

    1975 – C.W. McCall – “Convoy

    1969 – Charley Pride – “(I’m So) Afraid Of Losing You Again

    1952 – Hank Williams – “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

    1947 – Eddy Arnold – “I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)

     

     

    ALBUMS

    2008 – Taylor Swift – Fearless

    2003 – Toby Keith – Shock’n Y’all

    1997 – Garth Brooks – Sevens

    1986 – Alabama – The Touch

    1980 – Ronny Milsap – Greatest Hits

    1975 – Freddy Fender – Are You Ready For Freddy?

    1969 – Charley Pride – The Best Of

  • Birthdays

    Session Fiddle player Rob Hajacos is 58