Today in country music history:

2005 - Brad Paisley and Gretchen Wilson picked up four Grammy Award nominations each.

2005 - Brad Paisley's video for "When I Get Where I'm Going" featuring Dolly Parton premiered.

2003 - Keith Urban's "You'll Think of Me" single was released.

1997 – LeAnn Rimes, Elton John and the Spice Girls were among the winners at the Billboard Music Awards.

1991 - Roy Acuff was the first country artist recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors. Chet Atkins, Emmylou Harris, Steve Wariner and Bill Monroe performed in his honor for the CBS special.

1990 - George Strait began a five-week stay at number one with "I've to Expect It From You."

1989 - Alan Jackson's first hit, "Here in the Real World," was released.

1982 - Marty Robbins died of a heart attack just two months after his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1945 - Earl Scruggs made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys.

 

Birthday:

Marty Raybon - former lead singer of Shenandoah, "Two Dozen Roses," "The Church on Cumberland Road"

 

Image: Andrew Putler/Redferns

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