Today in country music:
2007 - Richie McDonald announced he was leaving Lonestar to pursue a solo career.
2006 - Faith Hill was the leading nominee with four nods for the CMT Music Awards.
2005 - Dierks Bentley's self-titled debut project became his first platinum album.
2003 - Brad Paisley married Kimberly Williams in Malibu, California.
1999 - Diamond Rio recorded "One More Day."
1997 - Deana Carter went to number one with "We Danced Anyway."
1996 - Bill Monroe made his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
1975 - Freddy Fender earned his first number one hit with "Before the Next Teardrop Falls."
1966 - Roger Miller won six Grammy Awards on the strength of his hit tune "King of the Road."
Carl Smith (1927-2010) - Country Music Hall of Fame member, "Loose Talk," "It's a Lovely, Lovely World"
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