Today in country music history:
2008 - Hank Williams, Jr. sang the national anthem in Roswell, New Mexico on a campaign stop with Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
2006 - Keith Urban checked into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California to deal with a recurrence of substance abuse.
2002 - Keith Urban began a six-week stay at number one with "Somebody Like You."
1999 - Keith Urban's self-titled debut solo album was released on Capitol.
1997 - Vince Gill honored the late John Denver on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Gill performed "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and asked the audience to sing along.
1996 - John Berry made his Grand Ole Opry debut singing "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye."
1995 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette performed the only full-fledged Nashville concert of their careers, coming together on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House.
1985 - Reba McEntire sang the national anthem prior to the first game of the World Series in Kansas City, Missouri.
1963 - Buck Owens took the number one country spot with "Love's Gonna Live Here."
1958 - Brenda Lee recorded "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" in Nashville.
Jeannie C. Riley - singer, "Harper Valley P.T.A"
Cyndi Thomson - singer
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