Today in country music history:

2006 - Keith Urban's album Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing went platinum.
 
2006 - Heidi Newfield gave her final concert as a member of Trick Pony at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon.

2005 - The Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line was nominated for multiple Golden Globe awards. Dolly Parton got a best song nomination for "Travelin' Thru" from the movie Transamerica.
 
2001 - Brenda Lee and Chet Atkins were announced as inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1994 - "I Swear" was nominated for Favorite Single at the American Music Awards in the soul/R&B category and in country, recognizing the different versions of the tune by All-4-One and John Michael Montgomery.

1974 - George Jones left Tammy Wynette permanently.

1973 - Charlie Rich had the number one song with "The Most Beautiful Girl."

 

Birthdays:

Randy Owen - Country Music Hall of Fame member, lead singer of Alabama, ACM Artist of the Decade for the '80s

John Anderson - singer, "Swingin'," "Straight Tequila Night," "Money in the Bank"

Taylor Swift - singer/songwriter, multi-award winner

 

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