Today in country music history:
2009 - Kellie Pickler picked up her first gold single for "Red High Heels."
2008 - Lady Antebellum's single "Lookin' for a Good Time" was released to radio.
2003 - Alan Jackson's duet with Jimmy Buffett on "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" hit the airwaves.
2000 - Garth Brooks' Double Live album was certified 13 times platinum. This matched the highest-certified live album record held by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's Live 1975-1985.
2000 Tim McGraw was named the National Fatherhood Institutes father of the year, in recognition of his contributions to childrens organizations and charities, as well as his devotion to his family.
1999 - Shania Twain's album Come on Over was certified for shipments of 11 million copies. It would go on to sell nearly 30 million around the world.
1995 Travis Tritt was hospitalized and treated for dehydration and exhaustion after collapsing in a recording studio.
1992 - Martina McBride began her first major concert tour opening for Garth Brooks in Denver, Colorado.
1986 - Randy Travis' major label debut, Storms of Life, was released.
1985 - Roger Miller and the Broadway production of Big River won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.
1958 - The Everly Brothers took "All I Have to Do is Dream" to number one on country chart.
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