2011 - Martina McBride delivers the national anthem at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, while Joe Nichols and Hank Williams Jr. perform at halftime in the AFC Championship Game. The Steelers ground the New York Jets, 24-19.


2008 - Big Machine releases Taylor Swift's "Picture To Burn" to radio.


2008 - Carrie Underwood picks up four nods to lead all artists as the nominees are announced for the second annual CMT Online Awards.


2007 - Carrie Underwood claims four victories to top the list as the CMT.com Loaded Awards winners are announced.


2005 - Big Kenny Alphin, of Big & Rich, marries wardrobe stylist Christiev Carothers on a mountaintop in Deadwood, South Dakota. The couple met during the video shoot for Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman".


1990 - Clint Black collects his first platinum album, for "Killin' Time".

1987 - Reba McEntire nets her first gold album, for "Whoever's In New England".


1978 - Josh Thompson born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Behind his inaugural single, "Beer On The Table," his first album "Way Out Here" nets a Top 10 debut in 2010.


1969 - Elvis Presley records "Suspicious Minds" at the American Studios in Memphis.


1956 - Singer-songwriter Harley Allen born in Dayton, Ohio. He writes Alan Jackson's "Between The Devil And Me" and John Michael Montgomery's "The Little Girl," and sings harmonies on The Soggy Bottom Boys' "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow".