Today in country music history:
2002 - George Strait's video for "She'll Leave You with a Smile" premiered.
2001 Travis Tritt received the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award, in recognition of his distinguished service to the nation.
2001 - Alan Jackson's album, When Somebody Loves You, was certified platinum.
1998 - Jo Dee Messina reached number one on the country chart with Im Alright.
1998 - Garth Brooks promised to return to South America after his first concert there drew over 50 thousand fans during the annual Rodeo Barretos in Brazil.
1997 Mark Wills performed his hit single Jacobs Ladder for his Grand Ole Opry debut.
1987 - Restless Heart earned a number-one country hit with Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong or Right).
1983 - Crystal Gayle and her husband-manager Bill Gatzimos have their first child, Katherine Claire.
1979 - Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each got four nominations for the CMA Awards.
1968 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette announced their marriage, even though they really didn't tie the knot for another six months.
Holly Dunn - singer, "Daddy's Hands"
Collin Raye - singer, "Little Rock," "In This Life"
Mila Mason - singer
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