"Courtesy Of The Red, White & Blue" by Toby Keith is a polarizing song that offends some.  It seems though most Kicks 105 listeners accept it as a symbol of American pride.  What country song is your favorite "proud of America" anthem?

2011 - Miranda Lambert, Kix Brooks and Travis Tritt attend the Kentucky Derby at Louisville's Churchill Downs, where Animal Kingdom wins. Also present: Laura Bell Bundy, Randy Owen, Eddie Montgomery and Linda Davis.

 

2010 - Carrie Underwood's "Undo It" video debuts on CMT.

 

2007 - Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley are featured among "People" magazine's 100 most beautiful people, as are Barbara Mandrell, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Miley Cyrus.

 

2005 - Billy Dean marries Stephanie Paisley in Brentwood, Tennessee.

 

2003 - The Tennessee General Assembly issues a decree honoring Darryl Worley for his support of American troops. The resolution specifically hails his song "Have You Forgotten?".

 

2002 - DreamWorks releases Toby Keith's "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)".

2002 - The T Bone Burnett-produced "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack is certified for shipments of 6 million. Among its artists: Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, The Soggy Bottom Boys, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, The Whites and The Cox Family.

 

1994 - Clint Black jogs to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Good Run Of Bad Luck".

 

1991 - Warner Bros. releases Travis Tritt's "Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)".

 

1949 - Hank Williams makes his first appearance at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Lovesick Blues".