Dolly Parton was honored, then upstaged by Jessica Simpson, on this date in 2009, Martina McBride wanted to be a millionaire in 2001 and the Elvis Presley Comeback Special aired on ABC TV in 1968.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 03 December, 2011.

  • Dolly Parton picked up a Kennedy Center Honor in Washington, D-C -- but the night's big news came when Jessica Simpson flubbed the lines singing "Nine to Five" in 2006.
  • Dierks Bentley's "Come a Little Closer" climbed to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 2005.
  • Trace Adkins' wife Rhonda gave birth to the couple's third child, Trinity Lee Adkins in 2004.
  • Martina McBride won 125-thousand dollars for the New York Police and Fire Widows and Children's Fund while in the so-called "hot seat" on a special celebrity edition of A-B-C's prime-time game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2001.
  • Shania Twain's The Woman in Me was certified 11-times platinum in 1998.
  • Reba McEntire's "I Know How He Feels" climbed to Number One on Billboard's country chart in 1988.
  • Dolly Parton's "Here You Come Again" began a five-week run at Number One on Billboard in 1977.
  • Bob Wills' last recording session took place in Dallas, Texas in 1973.
  • Elvis Presley starred in his famous comeback special on NBC-TV in 1968.
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer makes its television debut IN 1964.
  • Don Gibson recorded his first Number One single, the classic "Oh, Lonesome Me," in 1957.

Here's The King from his 1968 TV Special.

 

 

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Dave D.