Today in country music history:
2009 - Taylor Swift performed "Love Story" and "Forever & Always" on Saturday Night Live.
2003 – George Strait was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas.
2003 - Darryl Worley performed "Have You Forgotten?" for the first time in public at the Grand Ole Opry.
1998 - Martina McBride took "A Broken Wing" to number one.
1982 - The Oak Ridge Boys' single "Bobbie Sue" was released.
1981 - Merle Haggard went to number one with "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink."
1980 - Crystal Gayle's album Miss the Mississippi became the first country project to go gold in the '80s
1956 - Elvis Presley began his first recording session for RCA Records in Nashville.
1952 - Audrey Williams filed for divorce from Hank Williams for the second time in four years.
1948 - A 13-year-old coal miner's daughter, Loretta Webb, married Oliver Lynn in Paintsville Cty, Kentucky. She became Loretta Lynn the country singer. He became her first manager and inspired her hits like "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Loving on Your Mind)" and "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man."
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