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Carrie Underwood, Lee Greenwood, Johnny Cash – Today In Country Music History

Carrie Underwood arrives at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards RAM Red Carpet held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on this date in 2008, Lee Greenwood released God Bless The USA in 1984 and Johnny Cash played Carnegie Hall in 1962.

Here’s the rundown for Today In Country Music History for 10 May, 2011.

  • Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, introduced by Garth Brooks, in 2008.
  • Dierks Bentley‘s Modern Day Drifter album was released in 2005.
  • Willie Nelson was arrested on drug charges in 1994 after being found by police in Hewitt, Texas, asleep at the side of a road. Nelson had part of a marijuana cigarette in his ashtray.
  • The Judds reached Number One in Billboard with “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)” in 1986.
  • Lee Greenwood‘s “God Bless The U.S.A.” was released in 1984.
  • Emmylou Harris‘s “Beneath Still Waters” went to Number One in 1980.
  • Charley Pride recorded his first chart hit, “Just Between You And Me,” in 1966.
  • Johnny Cash appeared at Carnegie Hall in 1962.

Dave D.

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