1973 - Charlie Rich earns his first gold album, with "Behind Closed Doors".

2008 - Trace Adkins performs "You're Gonna Miss This" in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Also appearing: James Taylor, Miley Cyrus and Darius Rucker.


2006 - The Recording Industry Association awards a gold album for Dierks Bentley's "Long Trip Alone".


2003 - Toby Keith performs "Beer For My Horses," "How Do You Like Me Now?!" and "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue" at halftime when the Dallas Cowboys host the Dolphins in a Thanksgiving Day game at Texas Stadium in Irving. Miami wins, 40-21.


2002 - Keith Urban rides off with a gold album, for "Golden Road".


2001 - Reba McEntire is nominated for a People's Choice Award for her acting in the TV series "Reba." Other country stars receiving nominations: The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks and George Strait.


1996 - "Sling Blade" opens in American movie theaters. The picture features Dwight Yoakam in a prominent role, along with Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall and Tex Ritter's son, John Ritter. It also includes an Emmylou Harris performance of "Shenandoah".


1993 - Joe Diffie joins the Grand Ole Opry.


1980 - William Lee Golden, of The Oak Ridge Boys, stops trimming his beard. Combined with the long hair he's been growing since Christmas 1979, the facial hair helps create a new mountain man image.


1941 - Eddie Rabbitt born in Brooklyn, New York. The singer-songwriter becomes a major link between country music and pop during the 1970s and '80s, pushing country's boundaries with such recordings as "I Love A Rainy Night" and "Suspicions".

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