1979 - Willie Nelson wins two trophies during the 21st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for "Georgia On My Mind"; and Best Country Vocal Duo or Group--shared with Waylon Jennings--for "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys".

2012 - Contestant Skylar Laine gets compared to Reba McEntire when she covers The Band Perry's "You Lie" on "American Idol." Also heard on the FOX-TV show: "Stuck Like Glue," "The House That Built Me" and three versions of "Georgia On My Mind".

 

2008 - Arista releases Brad Paisley's "I'm Still A Guy" to radio.

 

2007 - Bucky Covington's first video, for "A Different World," has its world premiere on CMT.

 

2006 - Billy Currington nets a gold single with "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right".

 

1992 - "What She's Doing Now" leads Garth Brooks to a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

 

1987 - Columbia releases Ricky Van Shelton's debut album, "Wild-Eyed Dream".

 

1978 - Crystal Gayle becomes the first country-based female artist to receive a platinum album, for "We Must Believe In Magic".

 

1975 - T.G. Sheppard collects his first #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "Devil In The Bottle".

 

1918 - Hank Locklin is born in McLellan, Florida. A 1960 addition to the Grand Ole Opry, he earns 10 Top 10 hits from 1949-1967, led by "Please Help Me, I'm Falling".

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