Today in country music history:
2008 - Craig Morgan became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
2007 - Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Kid Rock were among the stars honoring Hank Williams Jr. for a CMT Giants special.
2005 - Toby Keith's singles "American Soldier" and "As Good as I Once Was" were certified gold.
2003 - Gary Allan scored a number one country hit with "Tough Little Boys."
2003 - Brooks & Dunn's video for "You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of The Girl" premiered.
2000 Billy Ray Cyrus devoted the day to charitable causes, his tour bus stopped in 16 different locations on Nashvilles Music Row to collect food for a food bank, and later the same night, he headlined a concert for the same charity.
1997 - Tim McGraw scored a number one album with Everywhere.
1992 - Singer-songwriter Roger Miller died of cancer at age 56. He's best known for "King Of The Road."
1983 - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton had the number one single with "Islands In The Stream," written by Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees.
1984 - Alabama became the first country group to go triple platinum with their albums Feels So Right and Mountain Music.
Chely Wright - singer
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