Let's take a look back at country music >>>

1959 - Born on this day in Aiken, South Carolina, was John Berry country singer, songwriter, who has recorded over fifteen studio albums, and scored the 1994 US #1 single "Your Love Amazes Me"

1976 - Waylon Jennings was nominated for six awards and Willie Nelson for five when the CMA announced the finalists for its annual awards show

1978 - Born on this day in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was Danielle Peck country music artist. Her self-titled debut 2006 album produced the Top 30 country hits "I Don't", "Findin' a Good Man", and "Isn't That Everything"

1979 - Kenny Rogers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1992 John Michael Montgomery's first single "Life's a Dance" was released

2001 - To honor those affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Grand Ole Opry distributed American flags to patrons as they entered the Opry House for the show

2002 - Tim McGraw earned a number one hit with "Unbroken"

2003 - Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett were at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins penned song, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere". The song spent a total of eight weeks at the top of the chart and won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year

2004 - Toby KeithKenny ChesneyGretchen Wilson and Martina McBride were all double nominees for the American Music Awards

2005 - Property from the estate of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash raised $1.24 million on the first day of a three-day auction at Sotheby's in New York City. Items sold included a custom-made abalone-inlaid acoustic guitar for $131,200 and an autographed photo of Elvis Presley to June Cash sold for $18,000, a striped prisoner's jacket from Folsom Prison made $6,000

2009 - George Strait's album Twang went gold

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