Today in country music history:
2003 - Johnny Cash died of complications from diabetes in Nashville. He was 71.
1999 - A sold-out crowd of 23 thousand fans showed up for Farm Aid 99 to hear Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews Band and Deana Carter perform.
1998 - Vince Gill made his 100th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
1998 - A concert by Shania Twain was televised live on DirecTV. It was the first time direct broadcast had been used for a country star.
George Jones (1931-2013) - singer, Country Music Hall of Fame member, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "The Grand Tour"
Jennifer Nettles - lead singer, Sugarland, "Stay," "Baby Girl"
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