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Rooster Country 99.9Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 3:57pm
Today In Country Music History

Today in 1981, the single "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" by Hank Williams Jr. hit number one spot on the charts.
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Rooster Country 99.9Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 3:55pm
Today's Birthday:

Christian country singer Steven Curtis Chapman is 52.
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Rooster Country 99.9Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 3:53pm
Rimes, Yearwood Among Stars Set For "Christmas In Rockefeller Center"

LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood will help launch the holiday season in New York City. The country stars are among the stars on board for NBC's annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special to light the famed Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The event's lineup also includes Cyndi Lauper, Idina Menzel, and Pentatonix. In addition, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will perform together, while Seth MacFarlane will appear with Sara Bareilles. The "Today" show's Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and Natalie Morales will host "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," which will air live on NBC on December 3rd. The national broadcast will begin at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Coverage on select NBC stations will start an hour earlier.
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Rooster Country 99.9Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 3:52pm
Brooks, Swift American Music Awards Performers; Bryan Leads Country Nominees

Garth Brooks' comeback includes an appearance on this weekend's American Music Awards. The country superstar is slated to give a remote performance from his tour stop in Greensboro, North Carolina. He's expected to sing a song from his new album, "Man Against Machine." Garth is also a nominee at the event. His "Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences" is in the running for Favorite Album - Country. Taylor Swift is on the list of performers as well. She'll be debuting her latest song, "Blank Space."

Luke Bryan is the top country nominee heading into the event. He has two bids, including the event's top prize of Artist of the Year. He faces Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean for Favorite Male Artist - Country. Other nominees include Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, and Florida Georgia Line. The 2014 American Music Awards will be presented at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, airing on ABC at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
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Rooster Country 99.9Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 3:52pm
Country Star Ty Herndon Comes Out As Gay

Ty Herndon says he's a happy gay man. No longer closeted, the 52-year-old country star is speaking out on his sexual orientation to "People" magazine. Herndon says he started coming out to close family members when he was 20 saying his mother probably knew he was gay before he did. The singer was married twice to two different women before meeting his current longtime partner Matt. He says he is finally sharing his story to help other gay youths come to terms with their orientation. He says he hopes they won't have to go through as much pain and suffering as he did when he was struggling with his own identity.

Billy Gilman Comes Out Following Ty Herndon's Revelation

BIlly Gilman is crediting Ty Herndon for making his own coming out a little easier. Hours after Herndon revealed he was gay, Gilman posted a video on YouTube opening up about his own orientation. He also admits there had been rumors and speculation about him for a while, which has been damaging to his career.
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