The IRS Visits Willie Nelson, George Strait Visits The President – Today In Country Music History
Josh Turner could sing, but he wasn’t much of a good luck charm for the Tennessee Titans on this date in 2006, George Strait visited the president in 2003, the IRS visited Willie Nelson in 1990 and more.
Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 12 November, 2012.
- Josh Turner sang the national anthem at Nashville’s LP Field, where the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens edge the Tennessee Titans, 27-26, in 2006.
- 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.
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