2011 - The Eli Young Band realizes its first gold single for "Crazy Girl".

 

2008 - Mercury releases the Sugarland album "Love On The Inside".

 

2006 - Brad Paisley's "The World" spins at #1 in Billboard.

 

2004 - Gretchen Wilson's "Here For The Party" video debuts on CMT.

 

1995 - Shania Twain collects her first #1 single in Billboard with "Any Man Of Mine".

 

1992 - Earl Scruggs and Minnie Pearl receive National Medals of Arts from president George Bush at a White House ceremony.

 

1989 - George Strait ascends to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "What's Going On In Your World".

 

1982 - Dolly Parton's "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas," co-starring Burt Reynolds, makes its Nashville premiere. The movie includes her remake of her own "I Will Always Love You".

 

11972 - Charley Pride lays claim to the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart with "It's Gonna Take A Little Bit Longer".

 

1961 - Patsy Cline comes on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in a wheelchair to assure fans she'll return to performing soon, following her June car accident.

 

1947 - Drummer-vocalist Don Henley is born in Gilmer, Texas. A founding member of The Eagles, Henley watches his songs become country hits for Johnny Rodriguez and Conway Twitty. He also adds supporting vocals to Trisha Yearwood's "Walkaway Joe".

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