What an interesting day for Country Music. Carrie Underwood became an Opry member in 2008, Dierks Bentley became a Drifter in 2005, Willie Nelson was arrested (can you guess what for?) in 1994 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 10 May, 2012.

  • 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.

Here's a look back at The Judds from 1986.

 

 

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Dave D.