A reason to celebrate today as fan favorites Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert reach their first!

2001 - Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are married at the Don Strange Ranch near Boerne, Texas, in front of Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride and The Bellamy Brothers. Here is their first televised duet. This performance is how they met!

2006 - Six weeks after breaking his wrist in a cross-country motorbike race, Craig Morgan breaks his right leg in another competition in Vanleer, Tennessee. He finishes the race, but will have to perform from a wheelchair or crutches for at least six weeks.

 

2005 - Jo Dee Messina lofts "My Give A Damn's Busted" to #1 in Billboard.

 

2004 - Brad Paisley and pop artist John Mayer are paired as a new edition of "CMT Crossroads" makes its cable debut. Radney Foster hosts the show, which includes Paisley's songs "Me Neither," "Little Moments" and "Celebrity".

 

2003 - CMT debuts Tracy Byrd's "The Truth About Men" video, with appearances by Blake Shelton, Andy Griggs and Montgomery Gentry, all of whom sing on the single.

 

2002 - Toby Keith and Martina McBride each receive three nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards.

 

1991 - Arista releases Alan Jackson's "Don't Rock The Jukebox" album.

 

1984 - Alabama cops three trophies--Entertainer of the Year, Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year, for "The Closer You Get"--during the 19th annual Academy Of Country Music awards, telecast by NBC from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.

 

1984 - The Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson single "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" goes gold.

 

1943 - Steel guitar player Sonny Garrish born in Fairplay, Maryland. His credits include recordings by The Judds, Reba McEntire, Don Williams, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Tracy Lawrence, among others.