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  • Nov 19, 1949
    Jerry Lee Lewis gives his first professional performance when Babin-Paul Motors, of Ferriday, Louisiana, holds an open house to introduce the new Fords. Co-owner Lloyd Paul collects almost $13 for Lewis, who plays "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee"
    Mar 15, 1960
    NBC's "Ford Startime" celebrates Oscar-winning songs, with Tex Ritter singing "High Noon" and a current nominee, "The Hanging Tree." Nat King Cole is also on hand to deliver "Mona Lisa"
    Jan 9, 1973
    Jerry Reed records "Lord, Mr. Ford" at the RCA Studios in Nashville
    Dec 24, 1993
    Denise Jackson surprises husband Alan Jackson with the first car he ever owned, a 1955 Ford Thunderbird, as a Christmas gift
    Jan 28, 1996
    Pepsi debuts a new commercial featuring Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" during Super Bowl XXX, while Ford debuts a southeastern regional spot that uses Joe Diffie's "Pickup Man." The Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17
    Jan 26, 1997
    Ford Trucks debuts a new commercial during the Super Bowl, using Alan Jackson's "Mercury Blues" with revised lyrics
    Jan 23, 2002
    Blake Shelton shoots a commercial for a Dallas Ford dealer and receives an unexpected reimbursement: a maroon Ford F150 King Ranch pickup. The base sticker price for the vehicle is approximately $30,000
    Oct 7, 2002
    Ford Trucks debuts a new commercial starring Toby Keith during "Monday Night Football" on ABC-TV
    Jun 15, 2003
    Toby Keith performs for an estimated 55,000 people during a Ford Motor Company 100th anniversary concert in Dearborn, Michigan
    Mar 4, 2004
    Ford launches a new TV ad campaign featuring Toby Keith and golfer Phil Mickelson, who sings a bit of Keith's "Who's Your Daddy?"

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