2010 - Arista releases Brad Paisley's "This Is Country Music" to radio. Namechecked in the lyrics: "Take This Job And Shove It," "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "Hello Darlin'," "Amarillo By Morning," "Stand By Your Man," "God Bless The U.S.A." and "A Country Boy Can Survive".

 

2008 - Atlantic releases The Zac Brown Band's album "The Foundation".

 

2006 - "CMT Giants" debuts with a salute to Reba McEntire. Among those featured: Trisha Yearwood, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Wynonna, LeAnn Rimes, Jennifer Nettles, Brooks & Dunn, Kelly Clarkson and Martina McBride.

 

2005 - The Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line" opens, with Joaquin Phoenix in the starring role. Reese Witherspoon portrays June Carter, Shelby Lynne takes the role of Cash's mother, and Shooter Jennings plays his late father, Waylon Jennings.

 

2002 - Jamie O'Neal kicks off a 13-day USO tour of American military bases in the Mediterranean Sea.

 

2001 - Brad Paisley and Jamie O'Neal tape a week's worth of appearances on TV's "Hollywood Squares" in Hollywood. Later that evening, Paisley has his first date with actress Kimberly Williams.

 

1980 - "Barbara Mandrell And The Mandrell Sisters" debuts on NBC-TV, with guests Dolly Parton and John Schneider.

 

1980 - Johnny Lee earns a gold single for "Lookin' For Love," his best-known contribution to "Urban Cowboy".

 

1969 - Conway Twitty records "Hello Darlin'" in an afternoon session at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

 

1949 - MGM releases Hank Williams' "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It." Lurking on the B side: the classic "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry".