2005 - Dierks Bentley proposes to Cassidy Black in Las Vegas. Two days later, the couple marries in Mexico.

 

2005 - Kenny Chesney's "The Road And The Radio" goes gold, platinum and double-platinum simultaneously.

 

2003 - "CMT Crossroads" airs, featuring Martina McBride and Pat Benatar. The show is hosted by Radney Foster, and features McBride and Benatar singing "We Belong," "When God-Fearin' Women Get The Blues" and "Independence Day".

 

2001 - Martina McBride's "Blessed" video debuts on CMT's "Most Wanted Live".

 

1998 - Faith Hill goes to #1 in Billboard with the aid of Vince Gill on "Let Me Let Go".

 

1996 - Clint Black receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

1988 - Waylon Jennings undergoes triple bypass surgery at Nashville's Baptist Hospital.

 

1987 - Reba McEntire's name appears at #1 in Billboard with "The Last One To Know".

 

1972 - Hank Williams Jr. and his wife, Gwen, have a son, Shelton Hank Williams. After several years of working unsuccessfully in hard rock, he shifts into country in the 1990s, renamed Hank Williams III.

 

1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis secretly marries his 13-year-old cousin Myra Brown, in Hernando, Mississippi, though he is not yet divorced from his second wife. His career is damaged when he reveals the news in England.