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Texas Boys Take the Country This Day in Country Music – December 12th (video)

2011 – Republic Nashville releases The Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” to radio. EYB is nominated for Best Country Group Performance for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Their hit single written by Will Hoge and Texan Eric Pasley is nominated for Best Country Song. The 55th Grammy’s will be on CBS Feb. 10th.

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2005 – Dierks Bentley proposes to Cassidy Black in Las Vegas. Two days later, the couple marries in Mexico.


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. He makes a mark with a rebellious mix of hard rock and stone country under the name 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.

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