Today in country music history:
2004 - Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley performed for President George W. Bush during a concert at Ford's theatre in Washington, D.C.
2000 - Shania Twain's Come on Over surpassed Garth Brooks' No Fences as the bestselling country album ever with 17 million copies sold.
1998 - Jo Dee Messina made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
1992 - John Anderson returned to number one on the country chart with "Straight Tequila Night."
1992 – Farm Aid V took place in Irving, Texas. Bonnie Raitt, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp were among the performers.
1972 - "Help Me Make It Through the Night" one two Grammys, including a Best Country Song honor for writer Kris Kristofferson and another for the singer Sammi Smith.
1972 - California Governor Ronald Reagan pardoned Merle Haggard for a 1957 attempted robbery that landed him in prison.
Kristian Bush - singer, member of Sugarland, "Baby Girl," "Stay," "All I Want To Do"
Michael Martin Murphey - singer, "Wildfire"
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