Carrie Underwood got engaged on this date in 2009, Brad Paisley's home town gave him a special sign in 2000 and Garth Brooks went to number one on the charts with a song about a beer bottle.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music for 20 December, 2011.

  • Carrie Underwood got engaged to Ottawa hockey player Mike Fisher at his home in Ontario in 2009.
  • Kenny Chesney began a seven-week stay at Number One in Billboard with "There Goes My Life" in 2003.
  • A new sign was erected in 2000 in the Mountain State reading "Glen Dale, West Virginia -- Home Of Brad Paisley, Member Of The Grand Ole Opry."
  • Eddy Arnold received a National Medal of Arts from President Clinton in a ceremony at Washington, D.C.'s Constitution Hall in 2000.
  • Country Music Hall Of Fame member Hank Snow died in Nashville in 1999.
  • Garth Brooks's single "Longneck Bottle" went to Number One in 1997.
  • Randy Travis joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1986.
  • Johnny Cash checked into the Betty Ford Center to prevent an addiction to pain-killers administered during a recent hospital stay in 1983.
  • Lefty Frizzell debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1950.

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Dave D.