Today in country music history:
2009 - Jamey Johnson's album That Lonesome Song was certified gold.
2007 - Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" video won three trophies at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville.
2003 Jerry Lee Lewis filed for divorce from his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver Lewis. They married in 1984.
2002 - Sony Music Entertainment filed a complaint against The Dixie Chicks for breach of contract.
2001 - Keith Urban picked up his first gold certification for his self-titled debut album.
1999 - Shania Twain became the first female named Songwriter/Artist of the Year at the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards. Phil Vassar was named Songwriter of the Year.
1998 - David Kersh had to call off his video shoot when a tornado roared through downtown Nashville.
1996 - Brooks & Dunn's album Borderline was released.
1994 - Toby Keith broke his right ankle during a University of Oklahoma alumni football game.
1981 - Barbara Mandrell's hit single, "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," was released.
1969 - Johnny Cash taped the first of his weekly ABC shows at the Ryman Auditorium.
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