Today in country music history:
2006 – Carrie Underwood performed at halftime during the NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center in Houston.
2005 – Keith Urban and John Forgety’s episode of CMT Crossroads premiered.
2000 – Garth Brooks signed a contract to join the New York Mets during spring training. The Mets contributed to his Touch 'Em All Foundation for kids.
1998 – Lorrie Morgan denied fooling around with President Bill Clinton in the back of a limo.
1998 – Musician and comedian Grandpa Jones died at age 84.
1993 – Reba’s album It's Your Call was certified gold and platinum in the same day.
1987 – Willie Nelson’s movie Red Headed Stranger premiered in Austin, Texas.
1981 – Dolly Parton’s single "9 to 5" was certified gold.
1977 – Elvis Presley earned a number one country chart with "Moody Blue."
1974 – Dick Clark premiered the American Music Awards.
1974 – Dolly Parton announced she was ending her duet partnership with Porter Wagoner.
1974 – Charley Pride won Favorite Male Vocalist and Favorite Album, A Sunshine Day, at the American Music Awards.
1969 – Ronnie Milsap sang backup on Elvis Presley’s recording of the Eddie Rabbit song "Kentucky Rain."
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