2010 - "Hillbilly Bone," Blake Shelton's collaboration with Trace Adkins, earns a gold single.

 

2007 - Brad Paisley's "Online" video, featuring guest appearances by Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler, debuts on CMT.

 

2005 - MCA releases George Strait's "Somewhere Down In Texas" album.

 

2003 - Joe Don Rooney has the first bare backside displayed on CMT, as Rascal Flatts' "I Melt" debuts on "Most Wanted Live".

 

1986 - Kellie Pickler born in Albemarle, North Carolina. After gaining national exposure on the FOX-TV show "American Idol," she finds immediate success in country with a gold debut album and a hit on her first single, "Red High Heels".

 

1986 - Willie Nelson journeys to #1 in Billboard with "Living In The Promiseland".

 

1985 - Gary Morris makes history as the first singer to perform opera on the Grand Ole Opry, with a selection from "La Boheme".

 

1980 - The Oak Ridge Boys top the Billboard country chart with "Trying To Love Two Women".

 

1966 - Merle Haggard records "The Bottle Let Me Down" at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood.

 

1940 - The movie "Grand Ole Opry" debuts at Nashville's Paramount Theater, starring Roy Acuff. Also appearing: Uncle Dave Macon and Opry founder George D. Hay.