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Hillary Scott Goes Platinum After Her 2nd American Idol Rejection This Day In Country Music – December 16th

2010 – Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood deliver the first two of nine concerts at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, joined by unannounced guest Steve Wariner. The shows raise $3.5 million for flood relief.

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2009 – Lady Antebellum earns a platinum single for “Need You Now”.


2006 – Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish” tops the Billboard country chart.


2004 – George Strait’s “50 Number Ones” becomes the third quintuple-platinum album of his career.


2004 – Josh Gracin’s “Nothin’ To Lose” video debuts on CMT.


2004 – Keith Urban’s “You’re My Better Half” video makes its TV debut, on CMT.


2000 – Brad Paisley is asked to join the Grand Ole Opry by Little Jimmy Dickens and Jeannie Seely, dressed as Santa Claus and the Mrs., and Bill Anderson. Paisley cries in response to the invitation.


2000 – Tim McGraw takes command of the #1 spot on the Billboard chart with “My Next Thirty Years”.


1978 – A “train bound for nowhere” reaches #1 as Kenny Rogers tops the Billboard country chart with “The Gambler”.


1963 – Jeff Carson born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Compared vocally to Garth Brooks, he earns a hit in 1995 with “Not On Your Love,” and follows it with “The Car,” which claims the Academy of Country Music’s video of the year award.



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