Today in country music history:
2009 - Kellie Pickler's single, "Best Days of Your Live," was certified gold.
2005 - Rascal Flatts raced to the top of the chart with "Fast Cars and Freedom."
2005 The Live 8 concerts were held almost simultaneously around the world. The 10 shows were a call to action ahead of the G8 summit to make poverty history in Africa. Performers included Madonna, Paul McCartney, U2, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Jay-Z and a reunited Pink Floyd with Roger Waters.
1999 - Andy Griggs made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
1991 - Trisha Yearwood's self-titled debut album hit stores.
1973 - Conway Twitty's single "You've Never Been This Far Before" hit the airwaves.
1969 - Johnny Cash's single "A Boy Named Sue" was released.
1964 - Jim Reeves held his final recording sessions at Nashville's RCA Studio B, cutting "Is It Really Over?" and "Missing You."
Michelle Branch - singer, "Everywhere," "Leave the Pieces" as a member of The Wreckers
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