Today in country music history:
2009 - Sara Evans sang the national anthem during the seventh-inning stretch in the All-Star Game in St. Louis. The American League beat the National League, 4-3.
2006 - Porter Wagoner had emergency surgery in Nashville for an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
2005 - Montgomery Gentry's video for "Something to Be Proud Of" premiered.
2004 Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines gave birth to her second child with husband Adrian Pasdar, a baby boy named Beckett Finn Pasdar.
1999 - Clint Black's album Nothin' But the Taillights was certified platinum, and his compilation, The Greatest Hits, went double platinum.
1990 - Garth Brooks began a three-week stay at number one with "The Dance."
1987 - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris' Trio album was certified gold and platinum.
1980 - Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker sang the national anthem at the Republican National Convention in Detroit, and later admitted they were on cocaine at the time.
1973 The Everly Brothers broke up in mid-performance during a show at Knott's Berry Farm.
Jamey Johnson - singer, "In Color," "Macon," co-wrote George Strait's "Give it Away" and Trace Adkins' "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"
Del Reeves (1932-2007) - singer
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