Today in country music history:
2010 - Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins' single "Hillbilly Bone" earned a gold single.
2007 - Brad Paisley's video for "Online" premiered featuring appearances from Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler.
2005 - George Strait's album Somewhere Down in Texas was released.
2003 - Alabama, Brooks & Dunn and Kenny Chesney were among the stars performing at a Dale Earnhardt tribute concert at Daytona Motor Speedway.
2003 - Joe Don Rooney became the first person to show their backside on CMT as Rascal Flatts' racy video for "I Melt" premiered.
1986 - Willie Nelson took the top spot on the country chart with "Living in the Promiseland."
1985 - Gary Morris made history as the first singer to perform opera on the Grand Ole Opry, singing a selection from La Boheme.
1980 - The Oak Ridge Boys went to number one with "Trying to Love Two Women."
1966 - Merle Haggard recorded his classic tune "The Bottle Let Me Down" at Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood.
1940 - The movie Grand Ole Opry opened at Nashville's Paramount Theater starring Roy Acuff.
Kellie Pickler - singer, former American Idol contestant, "Red High Heels," "Best Days of Your Life"
Image: Big Machine Records
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