Today in country music history:
2007 - Jason Aldean's video for "Johnny Cash" premiered.
2005 - Trace Adkins' album Songs About Me was released.
2003 - The Dixie Chicks went to number one for the last time to date on the country singles chart with "Travelin' Soldier."
1999 - Diamond Rio's album Unbelievable went gold.
1999 - Sheryl Crow performed at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, and a ton of country stars showed up in the audience including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood and The Dixie Chicks.
1995 - Dwight Yoakam picked up a platinum album for Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room.
1984 - Kathy Mattea's self-titled debut album was released.
1971 - Merle Haggard won three trophies at the Academy of Country & Western Music Awards at the Hollywood Palladium.
1958 - Hank Williams Jr. made his public stage debut in Swainsboro, Georgia.
1956 - Carl Perkins was rushed to the hospital after the car he was traveling in was involved in an accident. Perkins was on his way to New York City to appear on The Perry Como Show and The Ed Sullivan Show.
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