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George Got A Medal From George, Billy Ray Cyrus Had A Happy Heart – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

It was on this date in 2004 that the husband and wife duo of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill recorded their bit duet, George Strait got a medal from George W. Bush in 2003 and Billy Ray Cyrus’ heart was definitely not achy and breaky on this date in 1992.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 12 November, 2011.

  • Faith Hill and Tim McGraw recorded “Like We Never Loved At All” in Nashville in 2004.
  • Sugarland made their Grand Ole Opry debut in 2004.
  • George Strait received the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush and the National Endowment for the Arts in a ceremony at the White House in 2003.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus became the first country artist to ship 5 million copies of his debut album in 1992.
  • The IRS seized all of Willie Nelson’s holdings to satisfy a $6.5 million debt in 1990.
  • Rosanne Cash’s single “Runaway Train” hit Number One in 1988. She was the first female singer to have four Number One hits from an LP (King’s Record Shop).
  • Loretta Lynn’s first solo Number One single, “Don’t Come Home a’ Drinkin,'” charted in 1966.
  • Hank Locklin joined Grand Ole Opry in 1960.

I know it’s a braiworm song, but that’s part of the fun!


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