One of my favorite songs from one of my all time favorite artists is featured in today's "This Day In Country Music" Merle Haggard.  By the way, are you following Merle on Twitter?  I am @merlehaggard


2011 - Jason Aldean leads all finalists in the CMT Music Awards with four nominations.


2010 - Shania Twain mentors the final six contestants on FOX-TV's "American Idol." The episode's set list includes "You've Got A Way," "Any Man Of Mine," "No One Needs To Know" and "You're Still The One".


2009 - Randy Houser's "Boots On" video debuts on


2008 - Emmylou Harris and Ernest "Pop" Stoneman are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony in Nashville.


2004 - Epic releases Gretchen Wilson's debut single, "Redneck Woman," to retail.


2004 - Interscope releases Loretta Lynn's "Van Lear Rose" album, produced by White Stripes rocker Jack White.


2001 - Monticello, Georgia, renames Highway 83 the Trisha Yearwood Parkway, honoring its most famous former resident.


2000 - They're likin' him just fine: Toby Keith earns a gold album for "How Do You Like Me Now?!".


1976 - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris perform together for the first time during a taping of the syndicated "Dolly" TV show.


1968 - Merle Haggard takes "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde" to #1 in Billboard.