Today in country music history:
2009 - Trace Adkins' single "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" was certified platinum.
2008 - The Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall were officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony at the Hall.
2006 - Josh Gracin made his acting debut as a bar patron on CBS's The Young and the Restless.
2005 - Joe Nichols sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch at Chicago's Wrigley Field.
2004 - Blake Shelton began shooting his video for "Some Beach" with special guest NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler.
1998 - The CMA announced that Tammy Wynette, Elvis Presley, George Morgan and Grand Ole Opry executive E.W. "Bud" Wendell were going into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1987 - Rosanne Cash's album King's Record Shop was released. It was named after a music store in Louisville owned by Gene King, the brother of Country Music Hall of Fame member Pee Wee King.
1974 - Mickey Gilley went to number one for the first time with "Room Full of Roses."
1968 - Tammy Wynette took "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" to number one.
Image: Michael Ochs Archive
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