Today in country music history:
2008 - Garth Brooks was a surprise guest at Billy Joel's concert at New York's Shea Stadium before it was demolished. They sang "Shameless" together.
2006 - Rodney Atkins' album If You're Going Through Hell was released.
2006 - Eric Church's debut album, Sinners Like Me, was released.
1999 - Radney Foster of Foster & Lloyd became a new dad. His wife Cyndi Hoezle welcomed a son, Jackson Butterfield Foster.
1987 - The Judds went to number one with "I Know Where I'm Going."
1986 - Johnny Cash found out in a newspaper article that Columbia Records had dropped him after 28 years with the label.
1981 - Alabama hit number one with "Feels So Right."
1964 - Roger Miller scored his first number one hit with "Dang Me."
1964 - Connie Smith made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
1960 - Brenda Lee had the number one single with "I'm Sorry."
Ricky Skaggs - CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1985, Grand Ole Opry member, "Country Boy," "Don't Cheat in Our Hometown"
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