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This Day in Country Music History, November 23

2012
A new installment of "CMT Crossroads" debuts featuring Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers. Among their performances is a collaboration on "Three Wooden Crosses"
2006
Carrie Underwood sings "Before He Cheats" during halftime of an NFL Thanksgiving Day game at Texas Stadium in Irving, while Kelly Clarkson delivers the national anthem. The Dallas Cowboys win handily over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 38-10
2000
Rascal Flatts sings "Prayin' For Daylight" on an OshKosh B'Gosh float during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Jo Dee Messina rides a Jell-O float, and Kenny Chesney sings "Me And You" with Sara Evans and Jennifer Day watching
1996
Deana Carter ices the top spot on the Billboard country chart with "Strawberry Wine"
1996
Trace Adkins makes his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. After singing "Every Light In The House," he drops to one knee, calls out girlfriend Rhonda Forlaw and asks her to marry him. She says yes
1992
Destiny Hope Cyrus is born in Nashville to Billy Ray Cyrus. Using the name Miley Cyrus, she comes to prominence as an actor on the Disney show "Hannah Montana," joining her father on a 2007 country hit, "Ready, Set, Don't Go"
1992
Roy Acuff dies from congestive heart failure in Nashville and is buried within eight hours. A Grand Ole Opry symbol for over 50 years, the "King Of Country Music" was the first living member inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
1968
Tammy Wynette sits at #1 in Billboard with "Stand By Your Man"
1967
Jack Greene becomes the first country star to appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York
1950
Hank Williams writes "Cold, Cold Heart"
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