The Eagles band, from California, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit during their "Long Road out of Eden Tour" in 2008.

The Eagles were at their height of popularity when “New Kid in Town” hit No. 1 on this date in 1977. It was a single from the “Hotel California” album.

Linden native Don Henley co-wrote the song with bandmates Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther.

“New Kid in Town” won a Grammy for Best Vocal Arrangement.

In the Spotlight

-- 2019: Congressman Louie Gohmert, a Tyler native, is on “America’s News Headquarters.”

-- 2019: Terrell native Jamie Foxx is seen on “Extra.”

-- 2018: Alan Tudyk, who attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, voices a character on “American Dad.”

-- 2016: Golden native Kacey Musgraves is a guest on “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon.

-- 2016: Longview native Forest Whitaker is a guest on “Live! with Kelly.”

-- 2010: At the NAACP Image Awards, Terrell native Jamie Foxx is a nominee for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (“Law Abiding Citizen”) and, along with T-Pain, a nominee for Outstanding Music Video and Outstanding Song (“Blame It”).

-- 1999: Tyler native Richard Bradford stars in “Just the Ticket” with Andie MacDowell and Andy Garcia.

-- 1997: Ellen DeGeneres, who spent her high school years in Atlanta, hosts the Emmy Awards.

-- 1997: At the Grammy Awards, Neal McCoy of Longview and Atlanta native Tracy Lawrence are among country stars nominated for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (“Hope: Country Music’s Quest for a Cure”).

-- 1997: Terrell native Jamie Foxx stars in the comedy “Booty Call.”

-- 1988: Longview native Forest Whitaker appears in “Bloodsport,” a martial arts film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

-- 1980: Brad Maule, a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, has a guest role on “The White Shadow.”

-- 1976: Tyler native Sandy Duncan is a guest on “The Mike Douglas Show.”

-- 1973: Tyler native Sandy Duncan is a guest on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.”

-- 1973: Marshall native George Foreman is a celebrity panelist on “The Hollywood Squares.”

-- 1973: Tyler native Johnny Gimble is a nominee for Fiddle Player of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

-- 1972: Gilmer native Freddie King begins recording his blues album “Texas Cannonball.”

-- 1966: Panola County native Jim Reeves’s “Snowflake” peaks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

-- 1966: Tyler native Richard Bradford has a guest role on “Gunsmoke.”


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