Today in country music history:
2005 Carrie Underwood was crowned the winner of the fourth season of American Idol.
2005 - Garth Brooks proposed to Trisha Yearwood on bended knee in front of seven thousand fans at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California.
2002 - Alan Jackson began a four-week stay at number one with "Drive (For Daddy Gene)."
1993 - Dwight Yoakam's album This Time went gold.
1991 Randy Travis and Lib Hatcher were married.
1991 - Doug Stone took "In a Different Light" to number one.
1975 - Freddy Fender had the number one song with "Before the Next Teardrop Falls."
1973 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band earned their first gold album for Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
1968 - Bobby Goldsboro's single "Honey" went to number one on the country chart.
Tom T. Hall - Country Music Hall of Fame member, writer of "Harper Valley P.T.A.," "Little Bitty"
Jessi Colter - "I'm Not Lisa," wife of the late Waylon Jennings