2007 - Dierks Bentley rides to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Free And Easy (Down The Road I Go)"
2005 - Jason Aldean performs "Hicktown" during pre-game activities at Texas Stadium in Irving, as the Dallas Cowboys host the Denver Broncos in a Thanksgiving game. Sheryl Crow performs at halftime of Denver's 24-21 victory
2001 - Toby Keith's "I Wanna Talk About Me" grabs the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart
1998 - Ashland, Kentucky, proclaims Billy Ray Cyrus Day, presenting the singer with a key to the city. A section of Kentucky Route 693 in nearby Flatwoods is renamed Billy Ray Cyrus Boulevard
1990 - K.T. Oslin cops a #1 country single in Billboard with "Come Next Monday"
1976 - "Wanted: The Outlaws"--featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter--becomes the first country album to receive the new platinum certification, signifying one million units shipped
1973 - "The Most Beautiful Girl" takes Charlie Rich to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1958 - Decca releases Brenda Lee's holiday classic "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"
1931 - Guitarist Tommy Allsup is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A member of Asleep At The Wheel, The Texas Playboys and Buddy Holly's Crickets, he plays on hits by John Anderson, George Jones, Tanya Tucker and Kenny Rogers, among others