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2011 Hank Williams Jr. compares president Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler on a FOX News broadcast. ESPN subsequently pulls Bocephus’ theme song from that night’s telecast of “Monday Night Football”

2008 “An American Carol” debuts in movie theaters with Trace Adkins playing a ghost. Also appearing in the political satire are Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper and Leslie Nielsen

2003 A new episode of “CMT Crossroads,” pairing Kenny Chesney and John Mellencamp, debuts. Hosted by Radney Foster, the show’s set list includes “Young,” “Small Town,” “Jack & Diane” and “Back Where I Come From”

2002 Faith Hill’s “Cry” video premieres on CMT

1998 Tim McGraw rests at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Where The Green Grass Grows”

1998 Willie Nelson holds Farm Aid ’98 at the New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park, Illinois, with Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Michael Peterson, Toby Keith, Vern Gosdin, David Allan Coe, K.T. Oslin, Steve Earle, John Mellencamp and Martina McBride

1995 Dwight Yoakam halts his rehearsal for the Country Music Association awards at the Grand Ole Opry House to watch the verdict in the O.J. Simpson trial handed down on TV. Simpson is found not guilty, and Yoakam goes back to work

1992 Collin Raye’s “In This Life” rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart

1989 MCA releases Marty Stuart’s “Hillbilly Rock” album

1983 Cherrill Green is born in Magazine, Arkansas. A vocalist and instrumentalist, she is a co-founder of the harmony-flecked trio Edens Edge, which nets a Top 10 album with its self-titled 2012 debut

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