This Day in Music History
1980 : George Jones wins Single of the Year at the Country Music Association awards for "He Stopped Loving Her Today", starting a career resurgence for the Country legend.
1997 : Matchbox 20 (which in early 2000 changes its name to Matchbox Twenty) embarks on its first headlining tour in Las Vegas with opening act Lila Haydn & Her Band.
1998 : The Frasier Fair, which is a male version of the Lilith Fair, begins in San Diego. The tour is organized by Rugburns member Steve Poltz, and features John Doe and Pete Droge. The festival is named after the character Frasier Crane from the shows Cheers and Frasier. The character spent a lot of time on the shows involved with a frigid woman named Lilith.
1999 : Internet music start up Myplay.com launches, joining a highly competitive online music industry.
2000 : Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper and Patti Smith all take part in a Madison Square Garden rally for US presidential candidate Ralph Nader. George Bush would eventually win the election, with Nader taking key votes from Al Gore.
2001 : Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard has a history of coronary artery disease.
2007 : T.I. is arrested just hours before he is scheduled to perform at the BET Hip Hop Awards. According to police, the rapper paid $12,000 to a bodyguard to buy 3 guns for him. Police take him into custody on weapons charges and is held in federal custody over the weekend.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com