Today in country music history:
2009 - Keith Urban's album, Defying Gravity, hit stores.
2006 - Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack and The Judds sang "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" together at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the three week run of country shows in the capitol.
2003 - Clay Walker and Lee Greenwood performed at the opening of the Cincinnati Reds' Great American Ball Park. President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch.
1998 - Alan Jackson's The Greatest Hits Collection was certified quadruple-platinum.
1981 - Dolly Parton performed "9 to 5" at the Oscars. Sissy Spacek won Best Actress for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter.
1962 - Patsy Cline went to number one on the country chart with "She's Got You."
Lefty Frizzell (1928-1975) - Country Music Hall of Fame, "If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time," "Always Late (with Your Kisses)"
Anita Carter (1933-1999) - Member of The Carter Sisters, scored solo and duet hits with the likes of Hank Snow and Waylon Jennings
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