Today in country music history:
2008 - Alan Jackson's album Good Time went gold.
2007 - Rodney Atkins received a diploma from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville 14 years after he stopped taking classes. School officials discovered he'd earned enough credits for a newly created degree.
1991 - Travis Tritt got his first platinum album for Country Club.
1985 - Alabama became the first country act to go quadruple-platinum with both Mountain Music and Feels So Right. Their album The Closer You Get was certified triple-platinum.
1968 - Johnny Cash recorded the Carl Perkins-written "Daddy Sang Bass" in Nashville with The Statler Brothers and Jan Howard singing with him.
1955 - Johnny Cash recorded the first version of "Folsom Prison Blues" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis.
1954 Elvis Presley gave his first live performance at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis.
Neal McCoy - singer, "No Doubt About It," "Wink"
Ron Block - member of Alison Krauss & Union Station
Image: Curb Records
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