2011 - Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" video debuts on CMT.


2005 - Ralph Stanley undergoes a triple bypass operation in Virginia.


2001 - Jamie O'Neal has surgery in Nashville for a ruptured disc in her back, an injury aggravated during Fan Fair a week earlier.


2001 - Tracy Lawrence and his wife, Becca, have a daughter, Skylar JoAnn Lawrence, in Nashville.


1994 - "Common Thread: Songs Of The Eagles" goes triple-platinum. It features Travis Tritt, Little Texas, Clint Black, John Anderson, Alan Jackson, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gill, Billy Dean, Tanya Tucker, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks & Dunn and Lorrie Morgan.

1993 - Lyle Lovett marries Julia Roberts at the St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana, after a whirlwind romance that began during filming of the movie "The Player." They postpone a honeymoon while she films "The Pelican Brief ".


1962 - Hank Snow records "I've Been Everywhere" at RCA Studio B in Nashville.


1959 - Lorrie Morgan born, a day before father George Morgan's 35th birthday, in Nashville. She follows her father into the Grand Ole Opry in 1984, preceding a run of 1990s hits, including "Something In Red," "Five Minutes" and "What Part Of No".


1949 - Merry Christmas, six months early: Gene Autry records "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer".


1948 - Songwriter Paul Kennerley born in England. His hits include "Born To Run," by Emmylou Harris; "Hillbilly Rock," by Marty Stuart; "Walking Shoes," by Tanya Tucker; and "Have Mercy," by The Judds.