Today in country music history:
2006 - Kellie Pickler's signing to BNA Records was announced.
2004 - Tim McGraw began a seven-week run at number one with "Live Like You Were Dying."
1999 - Lonestar's "Amazed" began an eight-week stay at number one.
1993 - Alan Jackson began a four-week stay at number one with "Chattahoochee."
1985 - Randy Travis' debut single, "On the Other Hand," was released and failed. It was re-released the next year and became a big hit.
1974 - Don Rich of Buck Owens' Buckaroos died in a motorcycle accident in California.
1969 - Merle Haggard recorded "Okie from Muskogee" at Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood.
Craig Morgan - singer, "That's What I Love About Sunday," "Redneck Yacht Club," "International Harvester," "Almost Home"
Luke Bryan - singer, "All My Friends Say," "Do I," "Rain is a Good Thing"
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