On this Country Day in History
2005 - Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill is certified gold.
2005 - Keith Urban's "Making Memories of Us" tops Billboard's country chart.
2002 - Sara Evans' husband, Craig Schelske, loses a bid for his party's congressional nomination in an
1999 - Tim McGraw's "Please Remember Me" tops Radio & Records' country chart.
1998 - Randy Travis' mother, Bobbie Traywick, dies.
1996 - Garth Brooks is honored at a
1994 - John Berry scores his first number-one hit as "Your Love Amazes Me" tops the Billboard country chart.
1991 - Tracy Lawrence signs his first recording contract with Atlantic Records.
1988 - Kathy Mattea hits the top of the Billboard country chart with "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses."
1977 - Waylon Jennings begins a six-week run at the top of Billboard's country chart with "