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Tim McGraw Becomes A Doctor, Jennifer Nettles Goes To Vegas – Today In Country Music History

Jennifer Nettles (L) and singer/songwriter Lionel Richie perform onstage during Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert presented by ACM held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Tim McGraw became a Doctor on this date 2001, Johnny Lee found gold while Lookin’ For Love in 1982, Jennifer Nettles was an actress in 2006 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 12 May, 2012.

  • The Zac Brown Band‘s single “Chicken Fried” was released to radio in 2008.
  • Rascal Flatts‘ “Stand” climbed to Billboard‘s #1 position in 2007.
  • Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles made her TV acting debut on NBC’s Las Vegas in 2006.
  • Tim McGraw received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2001.
  • Travis Tritt scored his first Number One single with “Help Me Hold On” in 1990.
  • “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” Willie Nelson‘s duet with Julio Iglesias, went to Number One on the country singles chart in 1984.
  • Lookin’ For Love became Johnny Lee‘s first gold album in 1982.
  • Conway Twitty‘s “Don’t Take It Away” goes to Number One in 1979.
  • Hank Williams‘ “Cold, Cold Heart” reached Number One on the Billboard country singles chart in 1951.

This has got to be one of the most annoying brainworm songs I’ve ever heard. Listen at your own risk.


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