Miranda Lambert scored a gold album on this date in 2010, Brad Paisley became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2001 and Eddie Rabbitt had Second Thoughts about his 17th number one hit.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 16 February, 2012.

  • Miranda Lambert earned a gold album for Revolution in 2010.
  • Kenny Chesney received a plaque from BNA Records celebrating career sales of 25 million albums in 2006.
  • Hank Williams Jr. made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in more than 20 years in 2002, joining Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart to pay tribute to the late Waylon Jennings for more than an hour at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
  • CMT Crossroads featuring Hank Williams Jr. and Kid Rock first aired in 2002.
  • Brad Paisley became a member of the Grand Ole Opry cast in 2001.
  • Jamie O'Neal scored her first Number One with "There Is No Arizona" in 2001.
  • The Mavericks earned their first platinum album for What A Crying Shame in 1995.
  • Eddie Rabbitt's "On Second Thought" became his 17th and final Number One hit in 1990.
  • Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson starred in the NBC-TV movie, The Last Days Of Frank & Jesse James, along with Ed Bruce, David Allan Coe and June Carter Cash, in 1986.
  • Johnny Cash recorded "Man In Black" in Nashville in 1971.
  • George Jones married Tammy Wynette in Ringgold, Georgia, in 1969.
  • Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan recorded together in 1969.
  • Gene Autry's "Don't Fence Me In" charted in 1945.

Here's a flashback to 2001 with Jamie O'Neal.



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Dave D.