2006 - Carrie Underwood performs the national anthem prior to Major League Baseball's all-star game at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. The American League defeats the National League, 3-2.

 

1995 - Before the All-Star Game at Arlington, Texas, Lyle Lovett sings "The Star-Spangled Banner," while Michelle Wright delivers the Canadian national anthem. The National League defeats the American League, 3-2.

 

1987 - "All My Ex's Live In Texas" takes George Strait to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

 

1986 - In his first recording session for Columbia, Ricky Van Shelton cuts "Somebody Lied".

 

1982 - Dolly Parton's second movie, "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas," with Burt Reynolds, premieres in Austin.

 

1981 - Earl Thomas Conley scores his first #1 single in Billboard with "Fire & Smoke".

 

1973 - Singer-songwriter Scotty Emerick born in Hollywood, Florida. He joins Toby Keith's band and becomes a co-writer on such hits as "Beer For My Horses," "Whiskey Girl," "I Love This Bar" and "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight".

 

1955 - Elvis Presley records "Mystery Train" and "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" at Memphis' Sun Studios.

 

1952 - Hank Williams records "You Win Again" a day after his divorce is finalized, along with "I Won't Be Home No More" at the Castle Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel.

 

1947 - Singer-guitarist Jeff Hanna born in Detroit, Michigan. He helps found The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, whose historic 1972 album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album pre-dates a formal return to country music 11 years later.