Today in country music history:
2006 - Kenny Chesney set a new record for a country show when his concert at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts brought in four million dollars. Dierks Bentley, Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and Carrie Underwood were also on the bill.
2001 - Lee Ann Womack taped a celebrity edition of ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and won $125,000 for charity.
1996 - Billy Ray Cyrus' Some Gave All album became the first country debut album to sell nine million copies.
1986 - Dolly Parton's theme park, Dollywood, opened in Tennessee.
1985 - The Oak Ridge Boys sang the national anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Minneapolis.
1983 - Alabama went to number one with "The Closer You Get."
1982 - Kenny Rogers made his film debut in the movie Six Pack. His song "Love Will Turn You Around" was featured in the film as well.
1977 - Ronnie Milsap earned a number one hit with "It Was Almost Like a Song."
1964 - Connie Smith recorded "Once a Day" in Nashville.
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