Today in country music history:

2008 - John Rich's reality show, Gone Country, premiered on CMT, featuring Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson and Twisted Sister's Dee Snider among the stars attempting a country career.

2006 - Brad Paisley's album Time Well Wasted was certified platinum.

2006 - Carrie Underwood was awarded a gold single for "Jesus, Take the Wheel."

2005 - Toby Keith shot the video for "Honkytonk U" in Nashville.

2005 - Kenny Chesney's album Be As You Are (Songs From an Old Blue Chair) was released.

1992 - Tracy Lawrence earned his first number one hit with "Sticks and Stones."

1992 - Emmylou Harris joined the Grand Ole Opry.

1988 - Randy Travis won four trophies at the American Music Awards.

1982 - Kenny Rogers won three trophies at the American Music Awards while Barbara Mandrell, Willie Nelson, Anne Murray and The Oak Ridge Boys were also winners.

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