Today in country music history:
2008 - Kellie Pickler won three trophies at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville.
2005 - Alan Jackson's Greatest Hits Volume Two was certified six-times platinum.
1999 - Tammy Wynette's body was exhumed and an autopsy performed in Nashville at the request of her husband, George Richey.
1998 - Shania Twain took part in the taping of VH1 Divas Live, along with Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan and Carole King.
1997 - The website Country.com was launched. It would later be renamed CMT.com.
1986 - Alabama won their fifth straight ACM Entertainer of the Year trophy at the 21st Annual ACM Awards.
1981 - Hank Williams Jr. recorded his classic hit, "A Country Boy Can Survive."
1979 - Barbara Mandrell took her cover of the R&B hit "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" to number one.
Loretta Lynn - Country Music Hall of Fame member, first woman to win CMA Entertainer of the Year, "Coal Miner's Daughter," "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)"