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Diamond Rio, Billy Currington, Willie Nelson – Today In Country Music History

Billy Currington poses backstage at the 2010 We're All For The Hall benefit concert at the Bridgestone Arena on October 5, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

On this date in 2009, Diamond Rio’s Jimmy Olander ran a half-marathon, Billy Currington made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2003, and Willie Nelson met “The Man” in 1978. Not the “Law” man, but the “Man” in the White House.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 25 April, 2011.

  • Diamond Rio‘s Jimmy Olander ran 13.1 miles in the Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon in two hours, 10 minutes in 2009. Marty Roe completed it in 2:20, and The Dancehall DoctorsJeff McMahon did it in 3:36.
  • Lonestar guitarist Michael Britt and his wife, Rene, welcomed daughter Hillary Quinn Britt in 2005.
  • Billy Currington made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2003.
  • Sara Evans had a blister removed from her vocal cords at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2003.
  • K. T. Oslin‘s “80′s Ladies” entered the charts in 1987.
  • The Judds received their first platinum album for Why Not Me in 1986.
  • Willie Nelson performed for President Jimmy Carter at the White House in 1978.

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