Today in country music history:
2002 - Chris Cagle sang the national anthem at Houston's Reliant Stadium as the Tennessee Titans beat the Texans.
2001 - Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" spent the first of five weeks at number one.
2000 - John Michael Montgomery suffered a compound fracture in his right leg when he slipped and fell through ice while hunting near his Kentucky home.
1998 - Lorrie Morgan was among the performers during the first Music City Bowl in Nashville as Virginia Tech defeated Alabama.
1983 - George Jones received the first platinum album of his career with I Am What I Am.
1972 - Jeanne Pruett recorded her signature song, "Satin Sheets."
1969 - Merle Haggard's live album, Okie From Muskogee, was released.
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