Dierks Bently became a daddy on this date in 2008, Sara Evans got off to a Real Fine Start in 2005 and Willie Nelson was Cryin' all the way to the bank in 1975.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 047 October, 2011.

  • Dierks and Cassidy Bentley welcomed daughter Evalyn Day Bentley at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville in 2008.
  • Little Big Town's The Road To Here album was released in 2005.
  • Sara Evans' Real Fine Place album hit record stores in 2005.
  • Charley Pride and Faron Young were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.
  • Roger Miller and Jo Walker-Meador were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
  • Diamond Rio debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1991.
  • Willie Nelson had his first Number One record, "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain," in 1975.
  • Johnny Cash was arrested for bringing 1,163 pills across the Mexican border in a guitar case in 1965.

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Dave D.