Today in country music history:

2008 - Brad Paisley's single "I'm Still a Guy" was released to radio.

2007 - Rascal Flatts' album Me and My Gang was certified four-times platinum.

2007 - Bucky Covington's first video, for "A Different World," premiered.

2006 - Billy Currington picked up a gold single for "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right."

1992 - Garth Brooks began a four-week stay at number one with "What She's Doing Now."

1979 - Willie Nelson won two Grammy Awards -- Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for "Georgia on My Mind" and Best Country Vocal Duo or Group for "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys" with Waylon Jennings.

1978 - Crystal Gayle became the first country-based female artist to receive a platinum album for We Must Believe in Magic.

1975 - T.G. Sheppard went to number one for the first time with "Devil in the Bottle."

 

Birthday:

Hank Locklin (1918 - 2009) -"Please Help Me, I'm Falling"

 

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