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.

The event, an annual event of the American Cancer Society, encourages Americans, of whom 43.8 million smoke to stop tobacco smoking. The event challenges people to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping their decision not to smoke will last forever.

About 70% of the 47 million cigarette smokers in the U.S. would like to quit the habit and 42.7% have made quit attempts. Unfortunately, the average quit attempt lasts just eight days and only five percent of smokers will manage to quit in a given year.

  • 2002

    Faith Hill’s album Cry was certified double platinum. The album featured the singles Cry (#12), When The Lights Go Down and One (#12) and has since been certified 4x platinum by the RIAA.

  • #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 – Mark Chestnutt – “Almost Goodbye

    1982 – T.G. Sheppard – “War is Hell (On The Homefront Too)

    1976 – Loretta Lynn – “Somebody, Somewhere (Don’t Know What He’s Missing Tonight)

    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 – George Strait – 50 Number Ones

    1999 – LeAnn Rimes – LeAnn Rimes

    1993 – Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles

    1982 – Ricky Skaggs – Highways & Heartaches

    1976 – Willie Nelson – The Trouble Maker

    1971 – Freddie Hart – Easy Loving

    1965 – Jimmy Dean – The First Thing Ev’ry Mornng

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