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Willie Nelson Saves His Weed, Sugarland Wants To – Today In Country Music History

Darius Rucker performs with Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland perform at the 2011 Country Christmas at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Sugarland Wanted To on this date in 2006, Naomi Judd became a grandmother in 1994 and Willie Nelson saved his weed – and his guitar – from his burning house in 1969.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 23 December, 2011.

  • Sugarland topped the Billboard country chart with “Want To” in 2006.
  • Aaron Tippin topped Billboard‘s country chart with “That’s As Close as I’ll Get to Loving You” in 1995.
  • Naomi Judd became a grandma, as Wynonna gives birth to Elijah in 1994.
  • Ronnie Milsap‘s “A Woman in Love” went to Number One on Billboard‘s country chart in 1989.
  • Merle Haggard recorded “The Fightin’ Side of Me” at L.A.’s legendary Capitol Recording Studios in 1969.
  • Willie Nelson rescued his guitar Trigger, as well as a bag of marijuana stashed inside the case, when his Ridgetop, Tennessee home burned in 1969.
  • Epic Records released Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” in 1968.
  • Jack Greene was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by his old boss, Ernest Tubb in 1967.
  • Lefty Frizzell hit Number One with “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time” in 1950.

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Dave D.

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