On this Country Day in History
2008 - Kenny Chesney closes out the year with the top-grossing country tour of the year. Billboard magazine reports that Kenny's Poets and Pirates trek brought in 86-million dollars in 2008.
2006 - Wynonna performs at the annual concert that's held in connection with the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize in
2001 - Garth Brooks' Scarecrow album is simultaneously certified gold, platinum, double- and triple-platinum.
2000 - Lee Ann Womack performs "I Hope You Dance" at an all-star concert honoring the year's Nobel Peace Prize winner in
1999 - Brad Paisley's "He Didn't Have to Be" tops Billboard's country chart.
1998 - Brooks and Dunn's "Husbands and Wives" tops Radio & Records' country chart. The song is a remake of a 1966 Roger Miller hit.
1996 - Mindy McCready's debut C-D, Ten Thousand Angels, is certified platinum.
1993 - Tracy Lawrence reaches the top of the Billboard country chart with "My Second Home."
1982 - The Bellamy Brothers hit number-one on Billboard's country chart with "Redneck Girl."
1982 - Diamond
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis weds his 13-year-old third cousin, Myra Gale Brown. She is his third wife, which becomes a problem when it is discovered that he has yet to divorce the second.
1949 - Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs record their original version of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."
1946 - Hank Williams enters a