Today in country music history:

2006 - Buddy Jewell broke his wrist when he fell off a ladder stringing Christmas lights on his Nashville home.

2004 - Josh Turner got his first platinum album for Long Black Train.

2002 - Emmylou Harris joined Bruce Springsteen onstage in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.

2002 - Shania Twain's album Up! was released.

1999 - Phil Vassar's debut single, "Carlene," was released.

1997 - Johnny Cash was listed in serious but stable condition at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. The 65-year-old singer had contracted double pneumonia.

1997 - George Strait's four-CD set Strait Out of the Box was certified five-times platinum.

1996 - Johnny Cash's album Unchained was released.

1994 - Mary Chapin Carpenter hit number one with "Shut up and Kiss Me."



Billy Currington - singer, "Must Be Doing Something Right," "People Are Crazy"


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