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Today In Country Music History

Today in Country Music History is one of the most popular features on the programme and we’ve been delivering back into the history books and give you not only a day but a week of country music trivia. 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!

Each week on the show we feature the biggest events of that week in years gone by, so tune in live or catch up right here on our website to find out more about the history of country music and the biggest events that shaped the music you love!

Friday 02nd December 2022

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Dec 2, 2021
Ram Trucks debuts a new seasonal commercial featuring Pistol Annies' "Hell Of A Holiday"
Dec 2, 2020
Tori Kelly is revealed as the seahorse character on the FOX series "The Masked Singer." The night's music includes the crocodile character's performance of "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
Dec 2, 2020
Eric Church and Maren Morris are recognized by the Nashville Stars as music advisors for the organization, which hopes to become an expansion baseball team
Dec 2, 2020
The North Carolina Board of Transportation votes to rename a section of U.S. 129 near Robbinsville as the Ronnie Milsap Highway
Dec 2, 2016
RCA releases Kane Brown's self-titled debut album
Dec 2, 2016
Granger Smith is hospitalized with two broken ribs and a collapsed lung after a concert accident when a monitor he was standing on gave way at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. Smith finished the show despite the injury, closing with "Backroad Song"
Dec 2, 2016
Singer/songwriter Mark Gray dies in Lebanon, Tennessee. A solo hitmaker in the 1980s, he also landed a duet with Tammy Wynette on "Sometimes When We Touch" and wrote Janie Fricke's "It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy" and the Alabama singles "Take Me Down" and "The Closer You Get"
Dec 2, 2016
Margo Price performs during the lighting of the official Nashville Christmas tree in the public square downtown
Dec 2, 2013
Songwriters Jonathan Singleton, Laura Veltz, Trevor Rosen and Matt Ramsey play a Toys For Tots benefit at Dan McGuinness in Nashville
Dec 2, 2013
Love And Theft's Stephen Barker Liles and his fiancee, Jenna Kennedy, have a daughter, Jett Barker Liles, in Nashville
Dec 2, 2013
The Cadillac Three, including "Days Of Gold" songwriters Jaren Johnston and Neil Mason, has its first show in the United Kingdom, at the Worlds End in London
Dec 2, 2012
Bluegrass vocalist Claire Lynch and banjo player Tony Trischka are recognized as United States Artists Foundation Fellows, an honor that includes a $50,000 reward, at the Getty Center in Los Angeles
Dec 2, 2008
John Rich, The Grascals and The Roys perform at a White House party attended by president George W. Bush and vice president Dick Cheney
Dec 2, 2007
Danielle Peck performs at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Actor John Stamos sits in on drums
Dec 2, 2007
Darryl Worley marries Kimberly Perkins in Columbia, Tennessee
Dec 2, 2007
Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs and Mark O'Connor pay tribute to Steve Martin during the Kennedy Center Honors, performing in front of president George W. Bush. Celebrated along with Martin are Brian Wilson and Diana Ross
Dec 2, 2001
"Call Me Claus" airs on TNT. The Christmas special features Whoopi Goldberg with music by Garth Brooks
Dec 2, 2000
Doug Stone performs during halftime of the Army-Navy college football game in Baltimore. The Midshipmen defeat the Black Knights, 30-28
Dec 2, 2000
Heather Kinley, of The Kinleys, marries pharmaceutical rep Mark Mendenhall in Nashville. Sister Jennifer joins her husband, singer/songwriter Adam Hughes, to sing "Let It Be Me" in the ceremony. In attendance: Trace Adkins
Dec 2, 2000
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill play a benefit show at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, to aid the families of 17 American sailors killed October 12 when the U.S.S. Cole was bombed in Yemen
Dec 2, 1988
Willie Nelson joins Kiss members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons on "Geraldo" to discuss "Sex On The Road"
Dec 2, 1986
Jerry Lee Lewis checks into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, with an addiction to painkillers
Dec 2, 1985
Epic releases Ricky Skaggs' "Cajun Moon," referencing the Cajun classic "Jole Blon" in the process
Dec 2, 1985
MCA releases Lee Greenwood's "Don't Underestimate My Love For You"

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