1971 - Charley Pride's biggest hit ascends to #1 on the Billboard country chart: "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'".

2005 - Blaine and Sammi Larsen marry in Seattle.

 

2004 - Gary Allan collects a #1 single on the Billboard country list with "Nothing On But The Radio".

 

2003 - Ricky Skaggs receives five nominations for the annual Grammy awards, more than any other country artist. Willie Nelson takes four, while Alison Krauss nets three.

 

1991 - The Judds perform the final show of their Farewell Tour at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Naomi Judd is retiring, suffering from a potentially fatal strain of hepatitis, leaving Wynonna to pursue a solo career.

 

1981 - Lila McCann born in Puyallup, Washington. She breaks through in 1997 at age 15, netting a hit with "I Wanna Fall In Love" and a nomination from the Academy of Country Music for Top New Female. Each of her first two albums goes gold.

 

1971 - Seven months after eloping to Mexico, George Strait re-marries Norma Voss in Texas to satisfy their parents.

 

1965 - Eddy Arnold nets a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "Make The World Go Away".

 

1956 - Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis pose for a photo while recording in the Sun studios. Cash leaves before the tape starts rolling, but the session is dubbed "The Million Dollar Quartet".

 

1955 - Drummer Brian Prout born in Troy, New York. He joins Diamond Rio, whose ace musicianship and strong harmonies lead to numerous Vocal Group of the Year awards and a bevy of hits during the 1990s and early 2000s .

 

1944 - Eddy Arnold holds his first recording session at the WSM radio studios in Nashville. He records his first hit, "Each Minute Seems A Million Years," and his first version of "The Cattle Call".

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