Gene Autry’s “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” debuted on the charts. The recording of the song hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop singles chart the week of Christmas 1949. Autry's recording sold 2.5 million copies the first year, eventually selling a total of 25 million, and it remained the second best-selling record of all time until the 1980s...
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.