Today in country music history:
2009 - Carrie Underwood got engaged to hockey player Mike Fisher at his home in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2003 - Gary Allan's video for "Songs About Rain" premiered.
2000 - Eddy Arnold received a National Medal of Arts from President Clinton in Washington, D.C.
1999 - The first Canadian country star, Hank Snow, died at age 85.
1997 - Garth Brooks went to number one with "Longneck Bottle," which featured Steve Wariner.
1983 - Johnny Cash checked into the Betty Ford Center to prevent an addition to pain killers he'd gotten during a recent hospital stay. Elizabeth Taylor was also in treatment at the time.
1957 - Elvis Presley got his draft notice for the U.S. Army.
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