Today in country music history:
2004 - Gretchen Wilson's debut album, Here for the Party, was certified gold and platinum at the same time.
2003 - Johnny Cash made his first public appearance since the funeral for his wife, June Carter. It was also his last public performance as Johnny sang "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring of Fire" in Hiltons, Virginia.
2000 - Lee Ann Womack's album I Hope You Dance was certified gold.
2000 - Jo Dee Messina's video for "That's The Way" debuted on CMT.
1997 - Alabama hosted its final June Jam in Ft. Payne, Alabama.
1983 - Kathy Mattea signed her first recording contract with Mercury Records.
1976 - Reba married her first husband, Charlie Battles, at the First Baptist Church in Stringtown, Oklahoma.
1955 - Johnny Cash released his first single, Cry Cry Cry, for Sun Records.
Kathy Mattea - singer, "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses," "Where've You Been," "Love at the Five and Dime"
Porter Howell - lead guitar, Little Texas
Allison Moorer - singer
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