Toby Keith is receiving more recognition for his music. The country star is among the new inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Country hitmaker Bobby Braddock, whose credits include George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and Tracy Lawrence’s “Time Marches On,” has received the nod as well. They’ll join Cyndi Lauper, the late blues great Willie Dixon, the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia and his frequent collaborator Robert Hunter, and Linda Perry in the Class of 2015. The inductees will receive their official welcome with an all-star event in New York City on June 18th.
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Real Country History…
1996 - Alan Jackson makes a guest appearance on "Home Improvement," singing "Mercury Blues" on the fictitious handyman show "Tool Time"
1999 - Mark Chesnutt's remake of "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" hits the top of Billboard's country singles chart
1955 - Elvis Presley joined a WSM Grand Ole Opry road show in Little Rock, Arkansas, which also featured Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters and comedian the Duke of Paducah.
1965 - Buck Owens topped the charts with "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail."
1988 - Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner perform together for the first time since their 1974 breakup, while taping an episode of "Dolly!" at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House
1989 - Randy Travis, the Judds, and K.T. Oslin were the big winners at the 31st annual Grammy Awards.
1990 - Alan Jackson began his first major tour, opening for Clint Black in Belton, Texas.
1991 - Pam Tillis was number one on the charts with the single "Don't Tell Me What To Do."