Today in country music history:
2009 - Miranda Lambert performed her entire Revolution album at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
2005 - Sara Evans took "A Real Fine Place to Start" to number one.
2004 - Loretta Lynn won two trophies at the Americana Music Awards.
1999 - Hank Williams was the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
1999 - Lonestar got their first platinum album for Lonely Grill.
1998 – Elvis Presley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1997 - Deana Carter's hit "Strawberry Wine" won Single and Song of the Year at the 31st Annual CMA Awards.
1991 - Mark Chesnutt got his first gold album for his debut project, Too Cold at Home.
1989 - Clint Black picked up his first gold album for Killin' Time.
1978 - Exile had the number one song with "Kiss You All Over."
1976 - The Sons of the Pioneers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1962 - Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs recorded "The Ballad of Jed Clampett," the theme for The Beverly Hillbillies.
Marty Mitchell - drummer, Ricochet
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