A Day in Music - April 6th

Today in country music history:

2009 - George Strait was honored as the ACM Artist of the Decade during a star-studded TV special taping in Las Vegas. The show was later broadcast on CBS-TV.

2007 - Luke Bryan sang "All My Friends Say" during his Grand Ole Opry debut.

2006 - Mac Davis was announced as a 2006 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1999 - Johnny Cash made a surprise appearance at an all-star tribute in his honor in New York City. Cash had just recovered from pneumonia.

1999 - Montgomery Gentry's debut album Tattoos & Scars was released.

1998 - Tammy Wynette died in her sleep at her Nashville home. She was 55.

1992 -- Billy Ray Cyrus' single "Achy Breaky Heart" was released.

1991 - Garth Brooks went to number one with "Two of a Kind, Workin' On a Full House."

1987 - Randy Travis won four trophies, including Top Male Vocalist, at the ACM Awards.

1960 - The Everly Brothers opened their first tour of the U.K.

1957 - Ferlin Husky scored a number one hit with "Gone."

1956 - Elvis Presley signed a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures.



Merle Haggard - singer-songwriter

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