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Zac Brown Meets Margaritaville This Day In Country Music – December 9th

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2009 – The Zac Brown Band performs “Chicken Fried,” “Toes” and “Margaritaville” with Jimmy Buffett as they shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee.


2005 – The gay cowboy movie “Brokeback Mountain” opens with music by Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle and Linda Ronstadt, plus Roger Miller’s “King Of The Road,” Tammy Wynette’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and Merle Haggard’s “I’m Always On A Mountain When I Fall”.


2004 – CMT premieres Craig Morgan’s “That’s What I Love About Sunday” video and Billy Dean’s “Let Them Be Little”.


2003 – Toby Keith’s “Shock’n Y’all” album goes gold, platinum and double-platinum on the same day.


1996 – Faron Young shoots himself in the head in Nashville, apparently distraught over his slumping career. He dies a day later.


1995 – Alan Jackson’s rendition of “Tall, Tall Trees” gets planted at #1 on the Billboard country chart. The song is written by two members of the Country Music Hall of Fame: George Jones and Roger Miller.


1989 – Garth Brooks nabs his first #1 country single: “If Tomorrow Never Comes”.


1980 – The “Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)” goes gold for Waylon Jennings.


1968 – Merle Haggard records “Hungry Eyes” and “Silver Wings” in Hollywood at the Capitol Recording Studios.


1957 – Bobby Helms scores a #1 country single in Billboard with “My Special Angel”


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