A “Special” Thanksgiving For Kenny Chesney This Day In Country Music – November 23rd
2005 – ABC airs a Thanksgiving Eve special, “Kenny Chesney: Somewhere In The Sun,” featuring footage from his Pittsburgh stadium concert and the Caribbean islands.
2000 – Faith Hill stars in her first TV special, “Faith!,” on Thanksgiving on CBS.
2000 – Rascal Flatts sings “Prayin’ For Daylight” on an OshKosh B’Gosh float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Jo Dee Messina rides a Jell-O float, and Kenny Chesney sings “Me And You” with Sara Evans and Jennifer Day watching.
1996 – Deana Carter ices the top spot on the Billboard country chart with “Strawberry Wine”.
1996 – Trace Adkins makes his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. After singing “Every Light In The House,” he drops to one knee, calls out girlfriend Rhonda Forlaw and asks her to marry him. She says yes.
1992 – Destiny Hope Cyrus born in Nashville to Billy Ray Cyrus. Using the name Miley Cyrus, she comes to prominence as an actor on the Disney show “Hannah Montana,” joining her father on a country hit, “Ready, Set, Don’t Go”.
1992 – Roy Acuff dies from congestive heart failure in Nashville and is buried within eight hours. A Grand Ole Opry symbol for over 50 years, he was dubbed the “King Of Country Music,” and was the first living member inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1968 – Tammy Wynette sits at #1 in Billboard with “Stand By Your Man”.
1967 – Jack Greene becomes the first country star to appear in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
1950 – Hank Williams writes “Cold, Cold Heart”.