Taylor Swift was thinking Back To December one year ago today, Faith Hill was Breathing on this date in 1999 and Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard recorded a classic Townes Van Zandt tune in 1982.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 09 November, 2011.

  • Taylor Swift's "Back To December" was released to radio in 2010.
  • Randy Travis, Trace Adkins and Martina McBride were added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville in 2008.
  • Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon wrote the George Strait hit "Give It Away" in 2005.
  • Gretchen Wilson and her former boyfriend, Mike Penner, welcomed daughter Grace in 2000.
  • Faith Hill's fourth album, Breathe, was released in 1999.
  • The Internal Revenue Service seized the property of Willie Nelson in six states, including his Austin recording studio, to satisfy a $6.5 million debt in 1990.
  • Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard recorded their classic duet "Pancho and Lefty" in 1982.
  • Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn recorded their first duet, "After the Fire is Gone," in 1970.
  • Roy Acuff became the first living member inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1962.
  • George Jones makes his chart debut with "Why, Baby, Why" in 1955.

Here's a look at the Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard version of the great Townes Van Zandt tune, Pancho and Lefty. Townes even makes a few cameo appearances in the video.

 

 

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Dave D.