Willie “Busted” Again, This Day in Country Music (Video)
2010 – Willie Nelson is arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas, for possession of six ounces of marijuana. He is released after posting $2,500 bond.
2011- Jennifer Nettles marries Justin Miller in east Tennessee with Sugarland partner Kristian Bush in attendance.
2009 – Billy Currington sings “People Are Crazy” on a train float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York. Also in the NBC lineup: Andrea Bocelli, Jimmy Fallon, Carly Simon and Gloria Gaynor, singing “I Will Survive”.
2005 – A “CMT Crossroads” episode featuring Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie makes its TV debut. The two collaborate on such titles as “Lady,” “Easy,” “She Believes In Me,” “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town” and “The Gambler”.
2002 – Curb releases the album “Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors,” while Simon & Schuster publishes a companion book about the album’s creation, “Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors: This Is Ours”.
1998 – Jo Dee Messina sings “I’m Alright” from a covered wagon and Martina McBride does “Happy Girl” from a turkey float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Kenny Rogers rides a Statue of Liberty float, and Kevin Sharp performs a song from the movie “Annabelle’s Wish”.
1984 – Guitarist Mike Gossin born in Utica, New York. In 2007, he’s a founding member of the harmony-laden Gloriana, which earns hits with the 2009 singles “Wild At Heart” and 2011’s “(Kissed You) Good Night”.
1976 – Joe Nichols born in Rogers, Arkansas. Beginning in 2002, he becomes one of the first new hitmakers of the century, scoring Grammy nominations and using a Haggard-like tone on such releases as “The Impossible” and “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”.
1962 – Linda Davis born in Dodson, Texas. Her 1993 pairing with Reba McEntire on “Does He Love You” earns a Grammy, and Davis nets a 1996 solo hit, “Some Things Are Meant To Be.” Davis’ daughter, Hillary Scott, co-founds Lady Antebellum.
1943 – Decca releases The Sons Of The Pioneers’ “Tumbling Tumbleweeds”.