2009 - Taylor Swift makes her TV acting debut, stabbed in the heart with scissors on CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation".

 

2007 - George Strait racks up eight nominations to top the ballot in the Academy of Country Music Awards, unveiled at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame. Brooks & Dunn collects seven, and Ronnie Dunn garners another on his own.

 

2005 - Pat Green makes his Grand Ole Opry debut at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House.

 

2004 - Epic releases Gretchen Wilson's debut single, "Redneck Woman," to radio. As she romps through its anthemic lyrics, Wilson namechecks redneck inspirations Charlie Daniels, Tanya Tucker and Hank Williams Jr..

 

1991 - MCA releases Vince Gill's "Pocket Full Of Gold" album.

1986 - MCA releases Steve Earle's "Guitar Town" album.

 

1976 - Johnny Cash records "One Piece At A Time" in Hendersonville at the House of Cash.

 

1973 - Alabama, billed as Wildcountry, makes its debut at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They remain regulars at the club for the next seven years.

 

1963 - A plane crash in Camden, Tennessee, claims the lives of Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and pilot Randy Hughes as they return to Nashville from a charity concert in Kansas City.

 

1960 - Elvis Presley is discharged from the Army.