Today in country music history:
2009 - Zac Brown Band performed "Chicken Fried," "Toes" and "Margaritaville" with Jimmy Buffett while taping an installment of CMT Crossroads in Franklin, Tennessee.
2005 - Carrie Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts, was certified gold and platinum simultaneously.
2004 - Craig Morgan's video for "That's What I Love About Sunday" premiered.
2003 - Toby Keith's album Shock'n Y'all was certified gold, platinum and double-platinum on the same day.
1995 - Alan Jackson took "Tall, Tall Trees" to number one. It was written by two Country Music Hall of Famers -- George Jones and Roger Miller.
1996 - Faron Young shot himself in the head in Nashville. He died a day later.
1989 - Garth Brooks earned his first number one hit with "If Tomorrow Never Comes."
1980 - Waylon Jenning's single "Theme From The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)" was certified gold.
1968 - Merle Haggard recorded "Hungry Eyes" and "Silver Wings" at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood.
David Kersh - singer
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