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Zac Brown Band, Jennifer Nettles, Johnny Lee – Today In Country Music History

Zac Brown (L) of the Zac Brown Band and James Taylor perform during the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Zac Brown reintroduced  Country music fans to nylon string guitars and told us how he likes his chicken back in 2008, Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland showed us her acting skills in 2006 and Johnny Lee’s Lookin’ For Love album went gold on this date. Can you remember the year?

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 12 May, 2001.

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.

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Dave D.

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