Today in country music history:
2009 - Joe Nichols began his first tour of U.S. military bases in Iraq.
2006 - Josh Turner earned his first two gold singles for "Long Black Train" and "Your Man."
2001 The Oak Ridge Boys received the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in recognition of their distinguished service to young people.
1999 - Brad Paisley's debut album, Who Needs Pictures, was released.
1999 Brooks & Dunn member Kix Brooks embarked on a journey by water to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
1997 Kenny Rogers married his production assistant, Wanda Miller, at their farm in Athens, Georgia.
1994 - Restless Heart performed at the opening of Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon. Marty Stuart and Tanya Tucker were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
1993 - Sawyer Brown received their first gold album for The Dirt Road.
1991 - Diamond Rio earned their first chart topper with "Meet in the Middle."
1974 - Ronnie Milsap scored his first number one hit with "Pure Love."
1971 The two-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi where Elvis Presley was born opened to the public as a tourist attraction.
1964 - Dolly Parton moved to Nashville a day after her high school graduation and met her husband, Carl Dean, at a laundromat.
Ronnie Dunn - singer, Brooks & Dunn
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