“El Paso” Remembered As Country Suffers A Great Loss This Day In Country Music – December 8th [VIDEO]
2005 – Brad Paisley’s “When I Get Where I’m Going” video, featuring small on-screen parts for Dolly Parton and Scott Hamilton, premieres on CMT.
2005 – Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson and dobro ace Jerry Douglas each net four nominations, tops among country figures, as the finalists for the Grammy awards are announced at Gotham Hall in New York.
2004 – “CMT Homecoming: Jimmy Carter In Plains” premieres, featuring a Willie Nelson concert, taped in the former president’s hometown.
2003 – Brad Paisley’s “Mud On The Tires” album rolls to gold certification.
1991 – Roy Acuff is the first country artist feted in the Kennedy Center Honors, attended by president George Bush. Among the artists who participate in the ceremony, shot for a CBS-TV special: Chet Atkins, Emmylou Harris, Steve Wariner and Bill Monroe.
1990 – George Strait kicks off a five-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “I’ve Come To Expect It From You”.
1989 – Arista releases Alan Jackson’s first hit, “Here In The Real World”.
1982 – Marty Robbins dies of a heart attack, just two months after his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Beginning in 1952, he spun love songs, pop crossover hits and Western story songs, including “El Paso”.
1959 – Marty Raybon born in Greenville, Alabama. As the lead singer for Shenandoah, he puts an identifiable stamp on “Two Dozen Roses,” “The Church On Cumberland Road” and “If Bubba Can Dance”.
1945 – Earl Scruggs makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry as a member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys. The band also includes Scruggs’ future duet partner, Lester Flatt.