Today in country music history:
2007 - Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts were announced as the lead nominees for the CMT Music Awards.
2006 - Josh Turner's album Your Man was certified gold.
1998 - Garth Brooks hosted Saturday Night Live and also served as the musical guest.
1996 - Vince Gill won Grammys for "Go Rest High on That Mountain" in the Best Country Song and Best Male Country Vocal Performance category.
1993 - Travis Tritt got his first acting role in the TV movie Rio Diablo alongside Naomi Judd and Kenny Rogers.
1981 - Eddie Rabbitt, the cowboy from Brooklyn, New York, has the number one single with "I Love A Rainy Night."
Jason Aldean - singer, "Hicktown," "Big Green Tractor," "She's Country"
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