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Today in Country Music History December 5th

2011 Jason Aldean wins six times at the second annual American Country Awards, aired on FOX from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

2010 Merle Haggard, Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney are recognized during the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama is on hand for the ceremony

2002 Lee Ann Womack participates in the lighting of the national Christmas tree in Washington, D.C., along with Steve Wariner, Barbara Eden and Mannheim Steamroller, with Roy Clark playing Santa Claus. Clark sings "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer"

2000 Lost Highway releases the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Among the artists featured: Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, The Whites, Gillian Welch, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, The Cox Family and Norman Blake

1993 Jeff Hanna, of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, marries singer-songwriter Matraca Berg nine years after they first met

1992 George Strait tops the Billboard chart with "I Cross My Heart," from the "Pure Country" soundtrack

1978 The Charlie Daniels Band records "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" at Nashville's Woodland Sound Studios