Today in country music history:
2009 - Billy Currington's "Good Direction" was certified gold. Luke Bryan had a hand in writing it.
2006 - George Strait's "She Let Herself Go" went to number one.
2000 - The country music fan magazine Music City News went out of business after 37 years of publication.
2000 - Deana Carter's album Did I Shave My Legs For This? was certified five-times platinum.
1999 - Garth Brooks appeared on Sesame Street, singing a song called "Together We Make Music" with the monster Muppets.
1995 - Tim McGraw scored a number one hit with "Not a Moment Too Soon."
1989 - The Judds earned a number one hit with "Change of Heart."
1988 - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris were nominated for Album of the Year for Trio. Emmylou picked up a total of five nominations.
1986 - Reba joined the Grand Ole Opry during the CBS special celebrating the Opry's 60th anniversary. Hank Snow boycotted the show when producers limited him to one verse of "I'm Movin' On."
1976 - Glen Campbell and "Rhinestone Cowboy" picked up four Grammy nominations, including one for Record of the Year.
T-Bone Burnett - singer-producer, O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack
Billy Walker (1929-2006) - singer, "Charlie's Shoes"
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