2005 - Arista releases Carrie Underwood's debut album, "Some Hearts".

 

2005 - Lee Ann Womack wins three trophies in the Country Music Association awards at New York's Madison Square Garden: Single of the Year ("I May Hate Myself In The Morning"), Album ("There's More Where That Came From") and Vocal Event, shared with George Strait.

 

2005 - Warner Bros. releases Big & Rich's "Comin' To Your City" album.

 

2004 - Shania Twain's "Come On Over" becomes the first country album in history certified for shipments of 20 million units.

 

2003 - Toby Keith bellies up to #1 in Billboard with "I Love This Bar".

 

2000 - The video for Jo Dee Messina's "Burn," shot in a castle in New York, debuts on CMT.

 

1980 - Anne Murray waltzes to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Could I Have This Dance".

 

1975 - Waylon Jennings picks up a #1 country single in Billboard with "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way".

 

1970 - Singer-songwriter Jack Ingram born in Houston, Texas. After more than 10 years on the alternative country circuit, he nets the first of several mainstream country hits in 2006 with "Wherever You Are".

 

1969 - "We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street": Merle Haggard hits #1 in Billboard with "Okie From Muskogee".