Today in country music history:
2008 - Lee Ann Womack rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
2008 - Carrie Underwood's wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in New York.
2006 - Little Big Town backed up John Mellencamp on "Out Country" before Game Two of the World Series in Detroit.
2005 - Keith Urban began a six-week stay at number one with "Better Life."
2004 - Jo Dee Messina's Greatest Hits was certified gold.
2001 - Sixty-nine-year-old Johnny Cash was released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a two-week stay. He was being treated for bronchitis.
1990 - Tim McGraw signed his recording contract with Curb Records.
1966 - Eddy Arnold, music publisher Jim Denny, Grand Ole Opry founder George D. Hay and Uncle Dave Macon were added to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1965 - Ernest Tubb was named to the Country Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.
Shelby Lynne - singer
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