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Carrie Underwood Goes To The Opry, Willie Nelson Goes To Jail – Today In Country Music History

Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood perform at the CMT Crossroads Live From "Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam" at Indiana State Fairgrounds, Pepsi Coliseum on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

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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