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Jessica Upstages Dolly, Elvis Stages A Comeback – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

Martina McBride performs onstage during the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education's 16th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert at the Wynn Las Vegas on October 29, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event raises funds to help improve education for underserved youth in the Las Vegas community. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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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