Today in country music history:
2008 - John Rich and Josh Turner were in the audience as presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama engaged in a debate at Nashville's Belmont University.
2002 - Toby Keith's new Ford Trucks commercial premiered on ABC-TV's Monday Night Football.
2000 - Chris LeDoux got a new liver. He underwent transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital in Omaha.
1999 - For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album failed to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 Pop Albums chart. Garth Brooks in...The Life Of Chris Gaines was a major failure for Brooks.
1991 - Willie Nelson's single "Always on My Mind" was certified gold and platinum.
1940 - Bill Monroe had his first recording session at the Kimball Hotel in Atlanta.
1927 - Jimmie Rodgers' first record, "The Soldier's Sweetheart" went on sale.
Kiernan Kane - singer, The O'Kanes
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