Today in country music history:
2009 - Taylor Swift made her TV acting debut on CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
2007 - George Strait was the lead nominee with eight nods for the Academy of Country Music Awards. Brooks & Dunn was up for seven.
2005 - Pat Green made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
2004 - Gretchen Wilson's debut single "Redneck Woman" hit the airwaves.
1991 - Vince Gill's album Pocket Full of Gold hit stores.
1986 - Steve Earle's album Guitar Town was released.
1976 - Johnny Cash recorded "One Piece at a Time."
1973 - Alabama made their debut at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They were billed as Wildcountry.
1963 - Patsy Cline was killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee along with Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins.
1960 - Elvis Presley was honorably discharged from the Army.
1955 - Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on a show called Louisiana Hayride on KWKH-TV.
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