2009 - Arista releases Carrie Underwood's album "Play On".

 

2005 - Gretchen Wilson's "All Jacked Up" is heard in an episode of the WB's "Smallville." Tom Wopat plays a senator on the show, reteaming him with former "Dukes Of Hazzard" co-star--and "Smallville" regular--John Schneider.

 

2002 - Bob Dylan ("To Make You Feel My Love"), Shel Silverstein ("A Boy Named Sue") and Dean Dillon ("Ocean Front Property") enter the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza.

 

1991 - Reba McEntire appears with Kenny Rogers in the TV movie "The Gambler IV".

 

1984 - Willie Nelson's remake of "City Of New Orleans" chugs to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

 

1979 - Kenny Rogers' "You Decorated My Life" rests at #1 on the Billboard country chart.

 

1964 - Roger Miller records "King Of The Road" in Nashville.

 

1961 - Hank Williams, music publisher Fred Rose and Jimmie Rodgers are the first inductees in the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

 

1960 - Merle Haggard is released from San Quentin Prison and allowed to complete the more than two years remaining on his sentence on parole.

 

1950 - The Stanley Brothers record the standard "I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow" in Nashville. Their version of the song provides a template for the version by the fictitious Soggy Bottom Boys, which appears in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?".