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This Day in Country Music History, November 28

2013
Florida Georgia Line performs "Cruise" and Brett Eldredge sings "Don't Ya" during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Also riding down Broadway are Kellie Pickler, Jimmy Fallon and Fall Out Boy. Carrie Underwood briefly appears on the NBC telecast, promoting the December special "The Sound Of Music"
2006
Little Big Town's Kimberly Roads marries Stephen Schlapman on a Caribbean island. Witnessing the moment are her bandmates: Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook--who married each other six months earlier--and Phillip Sweet
2005
Lee Ann Womack collects a gold album for "There's More Where That Came From"
2003
Dolly Parton is paired with Melissa Etheridge as the latest episode of "CMT Crossroads," hosted by Radney Foster, debuts. Songs in the one-hour telecast include "Bring Me Some Water," "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You"
1992
Marty Stuart joins the Grand Ole Opry, the first new member added following the death of Roy Acuff
1972
Charlie Rich records "Behind Closed Doors" in Nashville
1964
Connie Smith's debut single, "Once A Day," goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1964
Willie Nelson makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
1955
Kristine Oliver is born in Manhattan Beach, California. Along with older sister Janis Gill, Oliver--who becomes Kristine Arnold after she's married--forms Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, securing a string of rockabilly-tinged hits in the 1980s
1925
"The WSM Barn Dance" begins broadcasting in Nashville, with a one-hour performance by Uncle Jimmy Thompson. It's later renamed the Grand Ole Opry. Thompson's first-night songs include "When You And I Were Young Maggie"
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