Today in country music history:
2006 - Sugarland earned their first platinum single for "Baby Girl."
2006 - Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)" went gold.
2001 - Vince Gill led the pack of Grammy country nominees with four nods, and Faith Hill picked up three. Faith's song "Breathe" and Lee Ann Womack's hit "I Hope You Dance" were both nominated for Song of the Year, and Brad Paisley got a mention in the Best New Artist category.
2001 - Toby Keith sang the national anthem at the Orange Bowl in Miami, and Lee Ann Womack sang "I Hope You Dance" at halftime.
2000 - LeAnn Rimes' self-titled album was certified platinum.
1999 - Lee Ann Womack welcomed her second child, Anna Lise, into the world.
1991 - Billy Ray Cyrus signed his first recording contract with Mercury Records.
1986 - Willie Nelson and Alabama got four nominations for the American Music Awards.
1975 - John Denver got a gold single for "Back Home Again."
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