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November 25

Tammy Wynette recorded Kids Say The Darndest Things in 1969.

That same day in ‘69, Penn State defensive tackle Mike Reid placed fifth in voting for college football’s Heisman trophy and was named first team All-American by UPI. He went on to write country hits for Ronnie Milsap, Tanya Tucker and Barbara Mandrell, among others.

Loretta Lynn recorded You’re Lookin’ At Country and I Wanna Be Free in an overnight session at Bradley’s Barn in Mt. Juliet, TN in 1970.

In 1994, Reba McEntire starred in Reba!, a one-hour NBC-TV special co-starring Linda Davis that was shot in Omaha. It included a skit in which McEntire spoofs Lucille Ball.

Capitol released Garth Brooks’ album Sevens in 1997. It debuted at #1 on multiple charts in the US and abroad. In Another’s Eyes (a duet with Trisha Yearwood) won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration in 1998. Sevens was also nominated for Best Country Album the following year 

Back on TV in 1999, Reba McEntire starred as a single mom in the CBS-TV movie Secret Of Giving, along with Devon Alan and Ronny Cox.

PBS hosted George Jones: 50 Years Of Hits in 2004. Guests on the special include Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Trick Pony, Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw, Connie Smith, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Joe Diffie, Trace Adkins, Emmylou Harris and Tanya Tucker.

Songwriter Bob House died in Hollister, MO in 2004. Best known for writing Anne Murray’s Urban Cowboy track Could I Have This Dance, he also penned T.G. Sheppard’s Mister D.J. and Gene Watson’s Sometimes I Get Lucky And Forget.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Amy Grant was born in Augusta, GA in 1960. Amy has strong ties to country music as she married songwriter Gary Chapman, (who eventually hosted TNN’s “Prime Time Country”) After their divorce in 1999, she married country singer Vince Gill the following year. They’ve been singing together longer than they’ve been married…This video is from 1993.