Mo Pitney's "Cleanup on Aisle Five" earned the country newcomer a standing ovation during his Grand Ole Opry debut last year -- but if not for a woman he met on a flight, that moment might never have happened.
Country music and patriotism have always gone hand in hand. Whether in times of war or peace, American anthems have been fan-favorite country songs for decades, and there are a slew of country tunes that proudly proclaim the beauty and benefits of the United States of America.
Thirteen years ago today (May 25, 2002), Alan Jackson rode to the top of the charts with his single "Drive (for Daddy Gene)." But while the singer was quite used to the No. 1 slot -- the single marked his 20th time hitting the top of the charts -- this particular song was perhaps one of the most significant of his career.
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