Today in country music history:
2007 - Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album was certified platinum.
2007 - Kelly Clarkson joined Reba to sing "Does He Love You" at the CMA Music Festival.
2005 - Johnny Cash's single, "Hurt," was certified gold.
2003 - Kenny Chesney headlined his first stadium show, playing to more than 61,000 fans at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban were also on the bill.
1998 -- George Strait kicked off the first stadium tour in country music history at Houston's Rice Stadium. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, John Michael Montgomery and Lee Ann Womack were also on the bill.
1997 - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill began a six-week stay at number one with "It's Your Love."
1991 - Alan Jackson joined the Grand Ole Opry.
1981 - Barbara Mandrell recorded her album Barbara Mandrell Live in Nashville.
1969 - ABC-TV aired the first episode of The Johnny Cash Show with special guests Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Doug Kershaw.
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