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Willie Nelson Rides The Rails, Carrie Underwood Plays On – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

Carrie Underwood Played On on this date in 2009, Willie Nelson was riding the rails in 1984 and Roger Miller was the King Of The Road in 1964.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 03 November, 2011.

  • Carrie Underwood‘s album, Play On, was released in 2009.
  • Bob Dylan (“To Make You Feel My Love”), Shel Silverstein (“A Boy Named Sue”) and Dean Dillon (“Ocean Front Property”) entered the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • Reba McEntire appeared with Kenny Rogers in the TV movie The Gambler IV in 1991.
  • Willie Nelson‘s remake of “City Of New Orleans” climbed to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1984.
  • Kenny Rogers‘ “You Decorated My Life” topped the Billboard country chart in 1979.
  • Dolly Parton‘s Number One single “Jolene” debuted on the chart in 1973.
  • Roger Miller recorded “King Of The Road” in Nashville in 1964.
  • Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, and Fred Rose were the first inductees into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1961.
  • Merle Haggard was released from San Quentin Prison in 1960. He was allowed to complete the more than two years left on his sentence on parole.
  • The Stanley Brothers recorded “I’m A Man Of Constant Sorrow” in Nashville in 1950. Their version of the song provided a template for the version by the fictitious Soggy Bottom Boys, which appeared in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Here’s Roger, from back in the days of the 2 1/2 minute songs.

 

 

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