Today in country music history:
2007 - Alison Krauss and Robert Plant teamed up to tape an installment of CMT Crossroads.
2006 - Sugarland performed their first official concert as a duo in San Antonio. Kristen Hall had departed the group a few weeks before.
1999 - Tornadoes in Jacksonville, Illinois caused the Capitol Records pressing plant to close down and stop pressing country singer Steve Wariner's single, "Two Teardrops." The staff at Capitol Nashville persuaded two other pressing plants to make up 400 copies of the single, while the record label staffers stuffed envelopes by hand and got the CD single out to radio stations on time.
1992 - John Anderson's album Seminole Wind hit stores.
1989 - Alabama hit number one with "Song of the South."
1984 - Merle Haggard reached the number one spot with the Lefty Frizzell song "That's the Way Love Goes."
1982 - Willie Nelson's album Always on My Mind was released.
1967 - Loretta Lynn scored her first number one hit with "Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)."
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