Today in country music:
2009 - Brad Paisley performed his first show at Madison Square Garden in New York City with special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne.
2004 - Toby Keith's album Shock'n Y'all went quadruple platinum.
2001 - George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw and Martina McBride were among the stars performing at the Country Freedom Concert in Nashville after the September terrorist attacks.
1999 - The Dixie Chicks' album Wide Open Spaces went eight-times platinum.
1994 - Willie Nelson's Always on My Mind became his second quadruple platinum album.
1992 - Hank Williams Jr. and his fourth wife, Mary Jane, had their first child, a daughter named Katherine Diana.
1987 - Dwight Yoakam's album Hillbilly Deluxe was certified gold.
1967 - The Music City News held its first annual awards show at Ernest Tubb's Record Shop. Merle Haggard won Favorite Male Artist, and Loretta Lynn won Favorite Female Artist.
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