Today in country music:
2010 - Shania Twain mentored the final six contestants on Fox's American Idol.
2009 - Randy Houser's video for "Boots On" premiered online.
2008 - Emmylou Harris and Ernest "Pop" Stoneman were formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony in Nashville.
2004 - Loretta Lynn's Grammy-winning album Van Lear Rose was released. Rocker Jack White served as producer.
2004 - Gretchen Wilson's debut single "Redneck Woman" was released as a retail single.
2001 - Trisha Yearwood's hometown of Monticello, Georgia renamed a Highway 83 Trisha Yearwood Parkway in her honor.
2000 - Toby Keith picked up a gold album for How Do You Like Me ?!
1999 - George Strait's album Always Never the Same was certified gold and platinum at the same time.
1993 - Tracy Byrd's self-titled debut album was released.
1976 - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris performed together for the first time during a taping for the syndicated TV show, Dolly.
1973 - Opryland opened in Nashville.
1968 - Merle Haggard took "The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde" to number one.
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