Today in country music history:
2006 - Lee Ann Womack performed "I Hope You Dance" and "America, The Beautiful" during the National Memorial Day Concert from the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
2005 - Keith Urban began a five week stay at number one with "Making Memories of Us."
1999 - Brad Paisley made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
1996 - Vince Gill's album High Lonesome Sound was released.
1994 - Tim McGraw collected his first number one hit with "Don't Take the Girl."
1967 - Barbara Mandrell married Ken Dudney in Oceanside, California.
1955 - "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" was the most popular song in the U.S., according to Billboard. The trade magazine also reported if one counted up the sales of the all the versions available at the time, more than 18 million copies had been purchased in the last six months.
Phil Vassar - singer
Gary Stewart (1945-2003) - singer
Image: Capitol Nashville