Today in country music history:
2009 - Lady Antebellum's single "Need You Now" was released to radio.
2009 - Brooks & Dunn announced their split in a five-sentence statement to fans.
2006 - Kenny Chesney's nine-minute video for "You Save Me" debuted.
2002 - The Dixie Chicks performed on the Grand Ole Opry and interrupted the performance to announce the newest Country Music Hall of Fame inductees: Porter Wagoner and "Jumpin'" Bill Carlisle.
2001 Dixie Chicks member Martie Seidel married Ireland-based college professor Gareth MaGuire in Hawaii.
1991 - Vince Gill joined the Grand Ole Opry. Roy Acuff inducted him and shed tears as Vince sang "When I Call Your Name."
Gene Johnson - singer-mandolin, Diamond Rio, "Meet in the Middle," "Love a Little Stronger"
Jennifer Hanson - singer-songwriter
Jimmy Martin (1927-2005) - bluegrass singer-songwriter
Jimmy Dean (1928-2010) - Country Music Hall of Fame member, singer, "Big Bad John," turned sausage maker
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