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Today In Country Music History

Every week in the first hour of the show, Ben brings you the feature ‘This Week in Country Music’. On this page you can discover important events from country music history for each day of the year. Be sure to check back regularly to update your country trivia!

Monday 10th December 2018

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Dec 9, 2017
Brett Eldredge shows up dressed as Santa Claus during the annual TBOX bar crawl in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood
Dec 9, 2017
Lee Greenwood performs "God Bless The U.S.A." during halftime of the 118th annual Army-Navy NCAA football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Army's Golden Knights edge the Midshipmen, 14-13
Dec 9, 2017
Jana Kramer reveals on social media that she's suffered a miscarriage
Dec 9, 2017
Guitarist Leon Rhodes dies at his Nashville home. A longtime member of the "Hee Haw" and Grand Ole Opry bands, he played on hit singles by Ernest Tubb, George Strait, Lefty Frizzell and Waylon Jennings
Dec 9, 2016
Blake Shelton earns a gold single from the RIAA for "She's Got A Way With Words"
Dec 9, 2016
Brett Eldredge collects a platinum single from the RIAA for "Beat Of The Music"
Dec 9, 2016
Jana Kramer snags a platinum single from the RIAA for "I Got The Boy"
Dec 9, 2016
Dierks Bentley picks up a gold album from the RIAA for "Feel That Fire"
Dec 9, 2011
Advil begins running a new commercial featuring "Who Says You Can't Go Home" songwriter--and Advil customer--Jon Bon Jovi
Dec 9, 2010
Randy Houser performs the national anthem at Nashville's LP Field, where Danny Gokey hangs out with the Titans cheerleaders before an NFL game. The Indianapolis Colts defeat Tennessee, 30-28
Dec 9, 2010
Sony unveils a new hybrid flower, the Loretta Lynn Van Lear rose
Dec 9, 2010
The "Nancy" comic strip celebrates Christmas songs on vinyl: "Jingle Bell Rock," "White Christmas" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Dec 9, 2002
Brooks & Dunn begin a three-night run at the Las Vegas Hilton, attracting a number of baseball stars, including Rick Sutcliffe, Wally Joyner and Ryan Klesko
Dec 9, 2001
The Diamond Trio, a bluegrass subset of Diamond Rio, debuts at a Christmas benefit for the homeless at Nashville's Station Inn. Trio members: Marty Roe, Dana Williams and Gene Johnson
Dec 9, 2001
Tracy Lawrence performs the national anthem when the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants at Texas Stadium in Irving. Dallas wins, 20-13
Dec 9, 2001
Garth Brooks is a cast member in the theatrical production "Lime Creek Christmas," which also features actor Anthony Zerbe and singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman at Nashville's Acuff Theatre
Dec 9, 1979
Fiddler Tommy Jackson dies in Nashville. One of the most influential musicians to play the instrument, he took part in recordings by Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, Ray Price and Little Jimmy Dickens, among others
Dec 9, 1978
Jim Stafford performs "Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms" with co-hosts Buck Owens and Roy Clark on TV's cornpone "Hee Haw." Sonny James also guests on the episode, which features Owens covering "The Race Is On," Clark playing "Walking The Floor Over You" and The Hagers doing "Bye Bye Love"
Dec 9, 1978
"On My Knees," by Charlie Rich with Janie Fricke, steps up to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
Dec 9, 1977
With Wolfman Jack hosting, "The Midnight Special" welcomes England Dan & John Ford Coley--featuring future country singer Dan Seals--for a return visit
Dec 9, 1962
Record producer George Martin visits the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where he first sees The Beatles, the clients who bring him to fame. Martin goes on to produce 1980s country hits for Kenny Rogers
Dec 9, 1957
Bobby Helms scores a #1 country single in Billboard with "My Special Angel"
Dec 9, 1956
Sylvia Hutton is born in Kokomo, Indiana. A secretary for record producer Tom Collins, she emerges with a series of glossy, pop-tinged recordings in the 1980s, topped by the million-selling "Nobody"
Dec 9, 1955
Elvis Presley performs "Heartbreak Hotel" live for the first time in Swifton, Arkansas

This ‘Today in Country Music’ feature is presented with thanks to Roland Note.