2012 - Scotty McCreery graduates from Garner High School in North Carolina.Check out Scotty (in the white shirt) hamming it up with some friends as a sophomore in Chorus class.

 

2007 - Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album is certified platinum.

 

2005 - Johnny Cash's "Hurt" receives a gold single.

 

2003 - Kenny Chesney headlines a stadium show for the first time in his career, playing for 61,780 in the rain at Knoxville's Neyland Stadium. Joining him on the bill: Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, The Warren Brothers and Deana Carter.

 

1998 - Country music's first stadium tour, headlined by George Strait, concludes at Houston's Rice Stadium. Also on the bill: Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Ann Womack and Asleep At The Wheel.

 

1997 - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill spend the first of six weeks at #1 in Billboard with "It's Your Love".

 

1991 - Alan Jackson joins the Grand Ole Opry.

 

1981 - Barbara Mandrell records the album "Barbara Mandrell Live" at the Roy Acuff Theatre. The performance includes a new song, "Wish You Were Here," which becomes a hit in the fall.

 

1977 - Drummer Randy Ragsdale is born in Enid, Oklahoma. He becomes a founding member of alt-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed, which lands four Top 10 country albums from 2004-2009.

 

1969 - ABC-TV airs the first episode of "The Johnny Cash Show," with guest Bob Dylan joining the Man In Black on "Girl From The North Country." Also appearing: Doug Kershaw and Joni Mitchell, who duets with Cash on "I Still Miss Someone".

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