December 13th, 2001

Brenda Lee and Chet Atkins join the list of thirteen performers to be inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as they are announced as inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Lee and Atkins are joined in the class of 2001 by Gene Pitney, Tom Petty, Isaac Hayes and Stax Records.


In addition to Lee and Atkins, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, Hank Williams, Sam Phillips, Floyd Cramer, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Rogers, and Bob Wills. Of these, only Cash, Williams and Rogers are also inducted into the Song Writers Hall of Fame.

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    Heidi Newfield gives her final performances as a member of Trick Pony as the band holds three concerts at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon. Two of the shows are recorded for a live album.

    Aubrey Collins took Newfield's place on lead vocals. The group disbanded after Collins and bassist Ira Dean left in 2007 and 2008, respectively. The band regrouped in 2013 with all three original members, Dean, Newfield and guitarist Kevin Burns, reforming the group.

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    George Jones leaves Tammy Wynette permanently after a stormy 7 year marriage. The pair teamed up for 10 albums together, but apparently, their songs united them only on stage; they continued to record sporadically over the next two decades.

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    #1 On This Date


    2008 – Zac Brown Band – “Chicken Fried

    2003 – Toby Keith – “I Love This Bar

    1997 – Michael Peterson – “From Here To Eternity

    1986 – T. Graham Brown – “Hell And High Water

    1980 – Alabama – “Why Lady Why

    1975 – Johnny Rodriguez – “Love Put A Song In My Heart

    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)



    2008 – Taylor Swift – Fearless

    2003 – Toby Keith – Shock’n Y’all

    1997 – Garth Brooks – Sevens

    1986 – Alabama – The Touch

    1980 – Kenny Rogers – Greatest Hits

    1975 – Freddy Fender – Are You Ready For Freddy?

    1969 – Johnny Cash – At San Quentin

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