Today in country music history:
2008 - Taylor Swift's single "Picture to Burn" was certified gold.
2004 - Faith Hill made her big screen debut in The Stepford Wives.
2001 - Lonestar's video for "I'm Already There" premiered.
1994 - Brooks & Dunn topped the country chart with "That Ain't No Way to Go."
1988 - Randy Travis took "I Told You So" to number one on the country chart. He'd revisit that spot in a duet version of the song with Carrie Underwood years later.
1988 - Patty Loveless joined the Grand Ole Opry and sang "If My Heart Had Windows" and "A Little Bit of Love."
1949 - Hank Williams made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry performing "Lovesick Blues" and "Mind Your Own Business." Legend has it he received six encores.
Donnie Van Zant - singer, .38 Special, Van Zant, "Get Right with the Man"
Image: Steve Granitz