1969 Merle Haggard is released from San Quentin Prison and allowed to complete the more than two years remaining of his sentence on parole
1978 Barbara Mandrell earns her first #1 country single on the Billboard chart with “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed”
1979 Kenny Rogers‘ “You Decorated My Life” rests at #1 on the Billboard country chart
1982 RCA releases Alabama’s “Christmas In Dixie”
1984 Willie Nelson’s remake of “City Of New Orleans” powers its way to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1991 Reba McEntire appears with Kenny Rogers in the NBC-TV movie “The Gambler Returns: Luck Of The Draw”
2006 Dierks Bentley goes the distance to #1 in Billboard, topping the country singles list with “Every Mile A Memory”
2114 Miranda Lambert wins four times during the 48th annual Country Music Association awards. She nabs Female Vocalist of the Year; Album, for “Platinum”; Single, for “Automatic”; and Musical Event, for the Keith Urban duet “We Were Us”
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