Today in country music history:
2009 - Reba released her album, Keep on Loving You.
2006 - Johnny Cash's album, American Five: A Hundred Highways, was certified gold.
2004 - Big & Rich's debut album, Horse of a Different Color, was certified platinum.
2003 - Toby Keith's single, "I Love this Bar," debuted.
1997 Joe Diffie joined with Tower Records and America Online for the first virtual in-store. Diffie chats and holds a virtual autograph session during which fans can receive a virtual autograph via Diffies electronic writing pad.
1979 - Mel Tillis took the top spot with "Coca Cola Cowboy."
1977 Elvis Presley's funeral was held at his Graceland estate.
1973 - Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn scored a number one hit with "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man."
1961 - Jimmy Dean recorded "Big Bad John" in Nashville.
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