Today in country music history:
2009 - Jason Aldean's single "Big Green Tractor" went gold.
2001 - Reba, Alan Jackson and Dwight Yoakam appeared on the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
1991 - Garth Brooks' landmark album Ropin' the Wind was released.
1981 - Juice Newton's single "Queen of Hearts" was certified gold.
1978 - Willie Nelson's version of "Blue Skies" hit number one.
1973 - Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, George Jones & Tammy Wynette and Conway Twitty were among the stars appearing in Jerry Lewis' muscular dystrophy telethon.
Paul Deakin - drummer, The Mavericks
Image: Broken Bow Records
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