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2003- George W. Bush presents George Jones and Smokey Robinson with the National Medal of Arts at the White House. The award is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts.

1999- George Jones is seriously injured in a one-car accident while driving home in Nashville. The wreck occurs while George tries to play his next single, “Choices,” for his stepdaughter via cell phone. Authorities later find an opened vodka bottle in the car.  Ironically the song is about overcoming bad choices in ones life, including alcohol addiction.

The #1 Billboard Hits

1999- No Place That Far- Sara Evans

1982- You’re The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had- Ed Bruce

1971- I’d Rather Love You- Charley Pride

Birthdays

Bob Wills, 1905.  Bob forms the Texas Playboys in 1933 and becomes known as the King of Western Swing thanks to danceable songs like “San Antonio Rose” “Roly-Poly” and “Stay A Little Longer.”  Bob dies of a stroke in 1975 at the age of 70.

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