Today in country music history:
2006 - Taylor Swift sang "Tim McGraw" on her Grand Ole Opry debut.
2005 - Little Big Town's video for "Boondocks" premiered.
2004 - Sara Evans and Brooks & Dunn performed at the Republican National Convention in New York City.
2000 - The Dixie Chicks became the first group in history to ship 10 million copies of an album with Wide Open Spaces.
1997 In Nashville for a concert, James Taylor spent three hours swapping stories and trading licks with Chet Atkins.
1979 - Willie Nelson and Leon Russell topped the country chart with their remake of "Heartbreak Hotel."
1975 Glen Campbell had the number one pop hit with "Rhinestone Cowboy."
1962 - Marty Robbins' began an eight-week stay at number one with "Devil Woman."
1956 Elvis Presley shared his success with his family by purchasing his mother a pink Cadillac.
1951 - Lefty Frizzell took "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" to number one.
Conway Twitty (1933-1993) - singer, Hello Darlin
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