Today in country music history:
2008 - Craig Morgan became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
2007 - Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Kid Rock were among the stars honoring Hank Williams Jr. for a CMT Giants special.
2005 - Toby Keith's singles "American Soldier" and "As Good as I Once Was" were certified gold.
2003 - Gary Allan scored a number one country hit with "Tough Little Boys."
2003 - Brooks & Dunn's video for "You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of The Girl" premiered.
2000 – Billy Ray Cyrus devoted the day to charitable causes, his tour bus stopped in 16 different locations on Nashville’s Music Row to collect food for a food bank, and later the same night, he headlined a concert for the same charity.
1997 - Tim McGraw scored a number one album with Everywhere.
1992 - Singer-songwriter Roger Miller died of cancer at age 56. He's best known for "King Of The Road."
1983 - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton had the number one single with "Islands In The Stream," written by Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees.
1984 - Alabama became the first country group to go triple platinum with their albums Feels So Right and Mountain Music.
Chely Wright - singer
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