Today in country music history:
2007 - Brad Paisley and George Strait each took a leading five nominations for the CMA Awards.
2006 - George Strait, Sonny James and guitarist Harold Bradley were announced as the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
2005 - Brooks & Dunn's album Hillbilly Deluxe hit stores.
2002 - Patsy Cline topped the list of CMT's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music. Tammy Wynette was number two, third place went to Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton was fourth and Emmylou Harris rounded out the top five.
1997 - "She's Got It All," the song Kenny Chesney calls the most important of his career, reached number one.
1991 - Dottie West was critically injured in a car crash on the way to perform on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. She died five days later.
1983 - Kenny Rogers' album Eyes That See in the Dark was released.
1949 - Hank Williams recorded "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" and "I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin'" in Cincinnati.
Kitty Wells (1919 - 2012) - singer, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," Country Music Hall of Fame member
Sherrié Austin - singer-songwriter
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