Today In Country

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2012
Jason Aldean spends the first of two weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Take A Little Ride”
2011
Hank Williams Jr.’s “Are you ready for some football” theme is permanently removed from “Monday Night Football” telecasts days after the singer linked the president and Adolf Hitler. ESPN says it’s a network decision; Bocephus insists it was his choice
2008
Taylor Swift teams with Def Leppard to tape an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Nashville’s Roy Acuff Theatre. The set list includes her hits “Love Story” and “Picture To Burn” and their classic-rockers “Photograph” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
2005
Trace Adkins’ “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” video debuts on CMT
2004
“Friday Night Lights,” featuring Tim McGraw’s movie debut, has its Los Angeles premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. McGraw attends along with Faith Hill, Billy Bob Thornton, Serena Williams and David Duchovny
1998
Alabama is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles
1996
Tim McGraw marries Faith Hill in Rayville, Louisiana, the day of his Swampstock benefit concert. In attendance are fellow artists Mark Collie, Tracy Lawrence, Mark Chesnutt and Jeff Carson
1990
Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places” hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1977
RCA releases Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again”