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Tim McGraw Gets Married, Garth Brooks Sinks Low – Today In Country Music History

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform live in concert at the Rod Laver Arena on March 20, 2012, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Philbey/Getty Images for Danda Films)

Hank Williams Jr. was kicked out of Monday night football on this date in 2011, Tim McGraw married Faith Hill in 1996, Garth Brooks sang about his friends in 1990 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 06 October, 2012.

  • Hank Williams Jr.‘s “Are you ready for some football” theme was permanently removed from Monday Night Football telecasts days after the singer compared the president and Adolf Hitler in 2011. ESPN said it was a network decision; Bocephus insisted it was his choice.
  • Tim McGraw made his movie debut in Friday Night Lights in 2004. The Los Angeles premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre included Faith Hill, Billy Bob Thornton, Serena Williams and David Duchovny.
  • Alabama got their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
  • Tim McGraw married Faith Hill in 1996.
  • Garth Brooks‘ “Friends in Low Places” became his third Number One hit in 1990.
  • Garth Brooks joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1990.
  • Alan Jackson debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1990.
  • Moe Bandy‘s first Number One single, “I Cheated Me Right Out of You,” charted in 1979.
  • Dolly Parton‘s “Here You Come Again” was released in 1977.

 

 

  • Marty Robbins hit a wall at 160 mph to avoid hitting other drivers in the National 500 stock car race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1974. He sustained two broken ribs and a broken tailbone, and required 37 facial stitches.

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Dave D.

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