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Carrie Underwood Meets Your Mother, Merle Haggard Begs Your Pardon – Today In Country Music History

Norstrom Model chats with Singer/Songwriter Carrie Underwood before the Nordstrom Oscar De La Renta fashion show to benifit The Schermerhorn Symphony Center at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on February 28, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood met your mother … sort of … on this date in 2010, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet turned time into gold in 2005 and Merle Haggard was issued a full pardon by a California Governor who would one day become President way back in 1972.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History.

  • Carrie Underwood had a guest role on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother in 2010.
  • Clint Black was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC in 2009. Other participants included Scott Hamilton, Brian McKnight, Dennis Rodman and Joan and Melissa Rivers.
  • “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” Alan Jackson‘s collaboration with Jimmy Buffett, was certified gold in 2005.
  • Waylon Jennings reached the top of the Billboard country chart with the Rodney Crowell-penned “I Ain’t Living Long Like This” in 1980.
  • Merle Haggard was granted a full pardon by California Governor Ronald Reagan in 1972.
  • Barbara Mandrell signed her first major label contract with Columbia in 1969.
  • Johnny Cash married June Carter in Franklin, Kentucky, in 1968.
  • Buck Owens signed with Capitol Records in 1957.
  • The Everly Brothers recorded “Bye Bye Love” and “I Wonder If I Care As Much” at the Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission in Nashville in 1957.
  • Hank Williams recorded “Mind Your Own Business,” “Honky Tonk Blues,” “You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)” and “Lost Highway” at the Castle Recording Studio in Nashville in 1949.

It doesn’t really matter what time it is here, it’s always Five O’Clock Somewhere!


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