Today in country music:
2004 - Diamond Rio was surprised with the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
2002 - Faith Hill's album Cry was released.
1997 - The Dixie Chicks' "I Can Love You Better" video debuted.
1997 - Marty Stuart picked up a gold album for Hillbilly Rock.
1994 - Brooks & Dunn collected a number one hit with "She's Not the Cheatin' Kind."
1991 - Tracy Lawrence's debut single "Sticks and Stones" was released.
1988 - Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens shared the number one spot with their duet "Streets of Bakersfield."
1978 - Tom T. Hall and Hank Snow were among the inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
1969 - Johnny Cash won five trophies at the CMA Awards including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Johnny Cash at San Quentin.
1960 - Loretta Lynn made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry singing "Honky Tonk Girl."
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