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The Smokey Mountains Top The Charts This Day in Country Music – December 6th (Video)

1980 – Ronnie Milsap’s “Smoky Mountain Rain” rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

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2010 – Carrie Underwood wins six times at the inaugural American Country Awards on FOX from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


2008 – A “CMT Giants” installment celebrating Alan Jackson premieres with performances by Dierks Bentley, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley.


2005 – Dierks Bentley nets a platinum album for “Modern Day Drifter”.


2003 – Brad Paisley performs two songs, including his own “Little Moments,” at the Palm Springs wedding reception of Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, who met in the ABC-TV reality show “The Bachelorette”.


2002 – Travis Tritt and Ray Charles are paired for an hour of music on “CMT Crossroads”.


1988 – Recording begins for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2″ with Johnny Cash, John Denver, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, The Whites, Chris Hillman and others.


1986 – George Strait appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “It Ain’t Cool To Be Crazy About You”.


1984 – Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson record “Highwayman” at Nashville’s Moman Studios. Among the musicians is guitarist Marty Stuart.


1941 – Helen Cornelius born in Hannibal, Missouri. She joins Jim Ed Brown to develop seven hit singles from 1976-1980, including “I Don’t Want To Have To Marry You,” which wins the Country Music Association’s 1977 vocal duo of the year honor.

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