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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Get Hitched, Marty Robbins Hits A Wall – Today In Country Music History

Faith Hill (L) and the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde perform during the CMT Crossroads Live from "Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam" at Verizon Theater on February 5, 2011 in Grand Prairie, Texas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill got hitched on this date in 1996, Garth Brooks’ Friends In Low Places had him on the top of the charts in 1990 and Marty Robbins hit a wall at 160mph to avoid hitting other racers in 1974.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 06 October, 2011.

  • Tim McGraw made his movie debut in Friday Night Lights in 2004. The Los Angeles premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre included Faith Hill, Billy Bob Thornton, Serena Williams and David Duchovny.
  • Alabama got their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
  • Tim McGraw married Faith Hill in 1996.
  • Garth Brooks‘ “Friends in Low Places” became his third Number One hit in 1990.
  • Garth Brooks joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1990.
  • Alan Jackson debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1990.
  • Moe Bandy‘s first Number One single, “I Cheated Me Right Out of You,” charted in 1979.
  • Dolly Parton‘s “Here You Come Again” was released in 1977.
  • Marty Robbins hit a wall at 160 mph to avoid hitting other drivers in the National 500 stock car race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1974. He sustained two broken ribs and a broken tailbone, and required 37 facial stitches.

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Dave D.

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