Today in country music history:
2007 - Joe Nichols married Heather Singleton in Savannah, Georgia.
2006 - The Wreckers earned a number one hit with their debut single "Leave the Pieces."
2005 – U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks were among the artists who performed during the live telethon, Shelter from the Storm: a Concert for the Gulf Coast. It raised money for the relief efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
2004 - Willie Nelson performed a concert in Plains, Georgia for the TV special CMT Homecoming: Jimmy Carter in Plains.
1996 - Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Monroe died in Springfield, Tennessee.
1995 - Bryan White took "Someone Else's Star" to number one.
1991 - Tracy Byrd married Michelle Hilton in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
1989 - The late Keith Whitley went to number one with "I Wonder Do You Think of Me."
1978 - Waylon Jennings began a three-week stay at number one with "I've Always Been Crazy."
1968 - Buck Owens performed for President Lyndon Johnson at the White House.
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis went to number one on the country singles chart with "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On."
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