Today in country music history:
2006 - Rodney Atkins went to number one for the first time with "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)."
2003 - Alan Jackson's Greatest Hits Volume Two was released.
2001 - Shania Twain gave birth to her son Eja in Switzerland.
2000 - Lonestar went to number one with "What About Now."
1999 - The state of Missouri celebrated Porter Wagoner Day, honoring the country singer.
1997 - Trisha Yearwood was joined on stage by her duet partner and pal, Garth Brooks, at her concert in Lynden, Washington. They married in 2005.
1994 - John Michael Montgomery country version of the pop hit "I Swear" was certified gold.
1993 - Vince Gill picked up eight nominations for the CMA Awards and Alan Jackson's name was mentioned seven times.
1989 - Patty Loveless picked up her first number one hit "Timber, I'm Falling in Love."
Danny Shirley - singer, lead singer of Confederate Railroad, "Trashy Women," "Daddy Never was the Cadillac Kind"
Buck Owens (1929-2006) - Country Music Hall of Fame, "Act Naturally," "Tiger by the Tail," host of TV's Hee Haw
Porter Wagoner (1927-2007) - Country Music Hall of Fame member, "Carroll County Accident," "A Satisfied Mind"
Image: Steve Granitz
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