Today in country music history:

2007 - Hank Williams, Jr. was honored with a CMT Giants concert featuring Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Kid Rock among others.

2005 - Sara Evans video for "Cheatin'" and Jason Aldean's clip for "Why" debuted.

2005 - Sara Evans' album Real Fine Place went gold.

2004 - Montgomery Gentry and Lynyrd Skynyrd taped an episode of CMT Crossroads in Tennessee.

1998 - Record stores had a "Super Tuesday" with a bunch of major new releases all dropping the same day: Garth Brooks' Double Live, Whitney Houston's My Love Is Your Love, Mariah Carey's #1’s, Jewel's Spirit and three soundtracks from the animated film The Prince Of Egypt.

1997 - LeAnn Rimes' album Blue was certified five-times platinum and her single "How Do I Live" went double-platinum.

1997 - Hal Ketchum got engaged to Gina Giglio in Austin, Texas.

1997 - Shania Twain became the first female artist to have 10 million copies of her album shipped with The Woman in Me.

1968 - Glen Campbell scored gold records with "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Gentle on My Mind."

 

Birthday:

Reid Perry - member of The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"

 

Image: Curb Records

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