Today in country music history:
2009 - Montgomery Gentry joined the Grand Ole Opry, inducted by Little Jimmy Dickens and Marty Stuart.
2007 - Tracy Lawrence collected a number one single for the first time in 11 years with "Find Out Who Your Friends Are."
2006 - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill played a sold out show at Madison Square Garden. Tony Bennett joined Tim onstage for a rendition of "Cold, Cold Heart."
2005 - Sara Evans' video for "A Real Fine Place to Start" premiered.
2001 - Lonestar began a six-week stay at number one with "I'm Already There."
1993 - Brooks & Dunn went triple platinum with their debut album Brand New Man.
1956 - Ray Price spent the first of 20 weeks at number one on the chart with "Crazy Arms."
1952 - Kitty Wells released her single "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels."
June Carter Cash (1929-2003) - singer, Johnny Cash's wife, "Jackson" and "If I Were a Carpenter," co-wrote "Ring of Fire"
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