2009 - Brad Paisley's "Welcome To The Future" video debuts on CMT


2006 - Jason Aldean's "Amarillo Sky" video has its world premiere on CMT


2004 - Mercury releases Sugarland's "Baby Girl" to retail. It becomes the group's first hit single


1994 - Vince Gill's "When Love Finds You" album goes gold and platinum simultaneously


1992 - Tanya Tucker sings the national anthem at the Republican National Convention in Houston. Also appearing: Randy Travis and Louise Mandrell


1991 - George Strait's "You Know Me Better Than That" begins a three-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart


1989 - Ricky Van Shelton, Rodney Crowell and Hank Williams Jr. are the top vote-getters, winning four nominations apiece in balloting for the Country Music Association awards


1985 - "Highwayman" appears at the top of the Billboard chart, teaming Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson


1977 - Steve Wariner has his first recording session, cutting "I'm Already Taken" at RCA Studio B. The studio is filled with reporters, but they are uninterested in Steve. Elvis Presley had died the day prior, and they want to interview producer Chet Atkins


1955 - Singer-songwriter Kevin Welch born in Los Angeles. His hits include "Velvet Chains," by Gary Morris; "Till I'm Too Old To Die Young," by Moe Bandy; "Desperately," by Don Williams; and "Let It Be You," by Ricky Skaggs