Clint Black Is A Hollywood Star This Day In Country Music – December 12th
2005 – Dierks Bentley proposes to Cassidy Black in Las Vegas. Two days later, the couple marries in Mexico.
2005 – Kenny Chesney’s “The Road And The Radio” goes gold, platinum and double-platinum simultaneously.
2003 – “CMT Crossroads” airs, featuring Martina McBride and Pat Benatar. The show is hosted by Radney Foster, and features McBride and Benatar singing “We Belong,” “When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues” and “Independence Day”.
2001 – Martina McBride’s “Blessed” video debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”.
1998 – Faith Hill goes to #1 in Billboard with the aid of Vince Gill on “Let Me Let Go”.
1996 – Clint Black receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1988 – Waylon Jennings undergoes triple bypass surgery at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital.
1987 – Reba McEntire’s name appears at #1 in Billboard with “The Last One To Know”.
1972 – Hank Williams Jr. and his wife, Gwen, have a son, Shelton Hank Williams. After several years of working unsuccessfully in hard rock, he shifts into country in the 1990s, renamed Hank Williams III.
1957 – Jerry Lee Lewis secretly marries his 13-year-old cousin Myra Brown, in Hernando, Mississippi, though he is not yet divorced from his second wife. His career is damaged when he reveals the news in England.