It is interesting to hear the story behind a hit song.  Inspiration comes in many forms, but to a 6 year old Ricky Skaggs it came in the form of the great Bill Monroe.

2006 - Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are married at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Sydney, Australia. He sings "Making Memories Of Us" at the service, witnessed by songwriter Monty Powell, producer Dann Huff and Capitol Records chief Mike Dungan.

 

2002 - "Fly" becomes the second Dixie Chicks album certified for shipments of 10 million copies.

 

1999 - Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams receives her first gold album, for "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road".

 

1997 - On Chet Atkins Day in Nashville, more than 70 artists and musicians pay tribute to the guitarist at a Ryman Auditorium concert. Among his admirers: Steve Wariner, Ray Stevens, Ronnie McDowell, Mark Knopfler, Marty Stuart, Bobby Bare and Hank Williams III.

 

1996 - Capitol releases Trace Adkins' debut album, "Dreamin' Out Loud".

 

1987 - Reba McEntire files for divorce from Charlie Battles, four days after their 11th anniversary.

 

1986 - Jenifer Strait, the 13-year-old daughter of George Strait, dies in an auto accident when the car, driven by a teenage friend, rolls over during a left turn in San Marcos, Texas.

 

1984 - Epic releases Ricky Skaggs' "Uncle Pen".

1982 - The Statler Brothers announce that Crohn's disease has forced the retirement of Lew DeWitt. Jimmy Fortune replaces him, the group's first lineup change in 18 years.

 

1965 - Eddy Arnold records "Make The World Go Away" at RCA Studio B in Nashville. Cameras capture the session for the ABC-TV series "The Jimmy Dean Show"