Today in country music history:
2008 - Carrie Underwood played a show in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and met her future husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, backstage.
2003 – Kid Rock and Tim McGraw played a surprise show Pontiac, Michigan, outside of Detroit to benefit the Red Cross. McGraw had played his own two-hour show beforehand in Auburn Hills.
1999 - Garth Brooks got his first hit during spring training as he played with the San Diego Padres.
1998 - Clint Black took "Nothin' but the Taillights" to number one.
1994 - The 8 Seconds soundtrack featuring Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Vince Gill was certified gold.
1988 - Randy Travis won three trophies at the ACM Awards.
1987 - Restless Heart scored a number one with "I'll Still Be Loving You."
1981 - Willie Nelson hit number one with "Angel Flying too Close to the Ground."
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