A Day in Music - May 7th

Today in country music history:

2007 - Tim McGraw's album Let It Go was certified platinum.

2007 - Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley were featured on People magazine's 100 most beautiful people list along with Barbara Mandrell, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes and Nicole Kidman.

2005 - Billy Dean married Stephanie Paisley in Brentwood, Tennessee.

2003 - Josh Gracin was eliminated from American Idol. He would go on to record as a country artist in Nashville.

2003 - The Tennessee General Assembly issued a decree recognizing Darryl Worley for his support of American troops with his hit song "Have You Forgotten?"

2002 - Toby Keith's single "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)" was released.

1998 - Brooklyn, New York-born country singer Eddie Rabbitt died from lung cancer at age 56. Elvis Presley recorded his song, "Kentucky Rain" and Rabbitt's biggest solo hit was "I Love A Rainy Night," which hit number one in December of 1980.

1994 - Clint Black hit number one with "A Good Run of Bad Luck."

1991 - Travis Tritt's single "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" was released.

1949 - Hank Williams made his first appearance at number one on the country chart with "Lovesick Blues."

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