A Day in Music - May 17th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and musician Charlie McCoy were officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

2006 - The Walk the Line movie soundtrack was certified platinum.

2005 - Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" won Single and Song of the Year at the 40th Annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas.

2005 - Toby Keith's album Honkytonk University was released.

2001 - The new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened in downtown Nashville. Among those on hand: Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Diamond Rio, Martina McBride, Bill Anderson, Charley Pride, Brenda Lee and Kitty Wells.

1993 - Johnny Cash began four days of recording in producer Rick Rubin's living room in Los Angeles. It was the first session for his American Recordings album.

1983 - Bill Monroe was a guest at the White House, where President Ronald Reagan recognized him as the only living American credited with creating an American music form.

1975 - B.J. Thomas went to number one on the country chart with "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song."

1974 - The number one song in the nation was "The Streak" by Ray Stevens.

1967 - Glen Campbell recorded "Gentle on My Mind" at Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood.

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