Today in country music history:

2005 - Big & Rich's album Comin' to Your City was released.

2005 - Lee Ann Womack took three CMA Awards including Single of the Year for "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" and Album of the Year for There's More Where That Came From.

2005 - Carrie Underwood's debut album Some Hearts came out. 

2004 - Shania Twain's album Come on Over became the first country album certified for shipments of 20 million copies.

2003 - Toby Keith scored a number one hit "I Love This Bar."

2000 - Jo Dee Messina's video, "Burn," which was shot in a castle in New York, debuted.

1980 - Anne Murray scored a chart topper with "Could I Have This Dance."

1975 - Waylon Jennings took "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" to number one.

1969 - Merle Haggard went to number one with "Okie from Muskoegee."

 

Birthday:

Jack Ingram - singer, "Wherever You Are," "Barefoot & Crazy"

 

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