2010 - The movie "Country Strong," starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw, premieres at Nashville's Green Hills 16 theaters, drawing Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Mark Collie, Jerrod Niemann and Little Big Town.

 

2009 - Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Ernest Tubb, Kid Rock and Hattie Louise "Tootsie" Bess--founder of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge--are inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville.

 

2005 - The "Jason Aldean" album is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

 

2003 - "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" brings Keith Urban to the top of the Billboard country chart.

 

1997 - Now she's really gone and done it: Shania Twain starts a five-week reign on Billboard's country chart with "Love Gets Me Every Time".

 

1996 - Deana Carter takes home her first gold album, awarded for her debut, "Did I Shave My Legs For This?".

 

1994 - Lauren Alaina Sudderth born in Rossville, Georgia. After finishing as the runner-up in the 2011 edition of "American Idol," she hits #2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with her debut, "Wildflower".

 

1980 - Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again" drives to the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart.

 

1977 - Bucky Covington born in Rockingham, North Carolina. After competing on "American Idol," he picks up a recording contract with Disney's Lyric Street Records, earning a hit with his first single, 2007's "A Different World".

 

1927 - Patti Page born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Primarily a pop singer, she gains a monumental country hit in 1951 with her rendition of "The Tennessee Waltz".