November 27, 2006

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Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry plead guilty in Duluth, Minnesota, to a misdemeanor charge involving his killing of a captive black bear in 2004. As a result of the plea, he paid a $15,000 fine and forfeited the animal’s hide. Additionally, Troy was banned from hunting, fishing or trapping in the state of Minnesota until 2011.

Gentry would plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Duluth to the misdemeanor crime of making a false label. The crime was punishable by a maximum penalty of one year in prison, five years’ probation and a $100,000 fine. He had been scheduled to stand trial, but reached a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, agreeing to plead guilty to the lesser charge.

Gentry admitted setting up a hunting stand in a 3-acre pen that was surrounded by an electric fence. Dees told the court that Troy had registered the bear as being shot in the wild six miles east of town. The government alleged that his taking of the black bear in October 2004 was videotaped and later edited to appear as though he killed the black bear in a "fair chase" hunting situation. The indictment alleges that the bear was a "trophy caliber, tame/captive-reared" black bear.

A felony charge against Troy of violating the Lacey Act by transporting the bear from Minnesota to Kentucky and on to his home in Tennessee was dismissed as part of the plea agreement. The government alleged that Troy paid Sandstone hunting guide Lee Marvin Greenly $4,650 to shoot the black bear known as "Cubby" on Greenly's 80-acre Minnesota Wildlife Connection property, where he also operates a wildlife photography business. The indictment said that Greenly charges individuals about $750 per guided hunt.

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    The December issue of Harper’s Bazaar hit newsstands with Taylor Swift on the cover. She admitted in the story that breakups are good for business: “You know that guy you really wish you could erase from your memory? … The answer is track six, eight, 12 and 13.”

  • 2007

    Roseanne Cash underwent surgery for a rare brain malformation, Chiari malformation.

    also known as Arnold–Chiari malformation, is a malformation of the brain. It consists of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull), sometimes causing non-communicating hydrocephalus as a result of obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) outflow.The cerebrospinal fluid outflow is caused by phase difference in outflow and influx of blood in the vasculature of the brain. It can cause headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, impaired coordination, and, in severe cases, paralysis.

    After a successful recovery, she resumed writing and live appearances. In 2008 she wrote for Measure for Measure, the songwriters' column in The New York Times,recorded with Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Costello, and appeared on Costello's TV series Spectacle.

  • 2006

  • 2002

    Keith Urban’s Golden Road album was certified gold. The album included four singles "Somebody Like You" (#1), "Raining on Sunday" (#3), "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" (#1) and "You'll Think of Me" (#1).

    "You Look Good in My Shirt" was originally slated to be the album's fifth single, but Capitol chose instead to release a single from a new album; Urban re-recorded this song in 2008 for the compilation album Greatest Hits: 19 Kids and released this version as a single in 2008.

    The album has since been certified 3 times platinum by the RIAA.

  • 1993

  • 1980

    William Lee Golden, of The Oak Ridge Boys, stops trimming his beard. Combined with the long hair he's been growing since Christmas 1979, the facial hair helps create a new mountain man image

  • 1973

  • #1 On This Date

    SINGLES

    2010 – Zac Brown Band w/Alan Jackson – “As She’s Walking Away

    2004 – Lonestar – “Mr. Mom

    1999 – Martina McBride – “I Love You

    1993 – Alabama – “Reckless

    1982 – Janie Fricke – “It Ain’t Easy Being Easy

    1976 – Mel Tillis – “Good Woman Blues

    1971 – Merle Haggard – “Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)

    1965 – Little Jimmy Dickens – “May The Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose

    1961 – Jimmy Dean – “Big Bad John

    1954 – Webb Pierce – “More And More

    1948 – Eddy Arnold – “Just A Little Lovin’ (Will Go A Long Way)

     

    ALBUMS

    2010 – Taylor Swift – Speak Now

    2004 – Shania Twain – Greatest Hits

    1999 – Faith Hill – Breathe

    1993 – Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles

    1982 – Alabama – Mountain Music

    1976 – Willie Nelson – The Trouble Maker

    1971 – Freddie Hart – Easy Loving

    1965 – Eddy Arnold – My World

  • Birthdays

    Actress/singer Aubrey Peeples (Nashville) is 21.

     

    Eddie Rabbitt is born on this date in 1941, in Brooklyn, New York. The singer/songwriter becomes a major link between country music and pop during the 1970s and '80s, pushing country's boundaries with such recordings as "I Love A Rainy Night" and "Suspicions."

    Rabbitt died of lung cancer on May 7, 1998.