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  • Nov 24, 1991
    "Hot Country Nights" makes its prime-time TV debut on NBC, with Pam Tillis singing "Maybe It Was Memphis" and Doug Stone performing "A Jukebox With A Country Song." Also guesting: Alabama, Clint Black, Kenny Rogers and K.T. Oslin
    Nov 24, 1991
    Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the rock group Queen, dies of AIDS at home in London. Eight years later, Dwight Yoakam scores a country hit with a remake of his "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," first exposed in commercials for The Gap
    Nov 24, 1991
    Ordained minister Little Richard performs the ceremony when pop star Cyndi Lauper marries actor David Thornton in New York. Little Richard had two country hits as a songwriter: "Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will)" and "Slippin' And Slidin'"
    Nov 24, 1990
    Ricky Skaggs and The Whites are guests on "Hee Haw," along with former NFL lineman Merlin Olsen
    Nov 24, 1990
    K.T. Oslin cops a #1 country single in Billboard with "Come Next Monday"
    Nov 24, 1990
    Randy Travis hits #1 on the Billboard country albums chart with "Heroes And Friends"
    Nov 24, 1988
    Tanya Tucker lip synchs "Highway Robbery" from atop a turkey float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    Nov 24, 1987
    After he spent a night of heavy drinking, Keith Whitley wakes in the morning to find a medical crew examining him at the request of wife Lorrie Morgan. Whitley hits a cop and ends up spending the night in jail
    Nov 24, 1986
    The Charlie Daniels Band's album "Million Mile Reflections" goes double-platinum
    Nov 24, 1985
    R&B singer Big Joe Turner dies of a heart attack in Inglewood, California. His 1951 hit "Chains Of Love," written by Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, had been remade for the country charts in 1977 by Mickey Gilley

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