Today in country music history:
2009 - Sugarland's Grammy-nominated single "It Happens" was released to radio.
2006 - Brad Paisley's single "Alcohol" went gold.
1998 Oprah Winfrey announced Garth Brooks would donate his earnings from sales of his album Sevens for a seven-day period to "Oprah's Angel Network," which helps provide scholarships to underprivileged children.
1993 - Reba McEntire picked up her fifth gold album with the self-titled project, Reba.
1980 - The Oak Ridge Boys reached number one with "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight."
1975 - Willie Nelson recorded "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in Garland, Texas.
Travis Tritt - singer, "I'm Gonna Be Somebody," "It's a Great Day to Be Alive"
Ernest Tubb - 1914-1984/music pioneer
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