2008 - Dierks Bentley plays the Lollapalooza rock festival at Grant Park in Chicago, where fans where T-shirts asking "Who the hell is Dierks Bentley?" He bookends his set with covers: "Lonesome On'ry And Mean" and "Folsom Prison Blues".

 

2006 - The "Cars" soundtrack is certified gold. Among its tracks: Brad Paisley's "Behind The Clouds" and "Find Yourself," Rascal Flatts' "Life Is A Highway," and music by Hank Williams, James Taylor, Joey Miskulin, Sheryl Crow and Chuck Berry.

 

2005 - ABC airs "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party," featuring Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Sara Evans, Jo Dee Messina, Ricky Skaggs, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Earl Scruggs, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich.

 

2003 - Brooks & Dunn's "Red Dirt Road" beats a path to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

 

2003 - Montgomery Gentry's "Hell Yeah" video debuts on CMT's "Most Wanted Live," with cameo appearances by Troy Gentry's wife, Angie, and songwriter Jeffrey Steele.

 

2000 - Jerrod Niemann visits Nashville for the first time, one month before he moves permanently from Texas.

 

1988 - Reprise releases Dwight Yoakam's "Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room".

 

1986 - George Strait makes a stop at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her".

 

1979 - "One For The Road," a duet album featuring Willie Nelson & Leon Russell, is certified gold.

 

1935 - Songwriter Hank Cochran born in Isola, Mississippi. His credits include "Set 'Em Up Joe," by Vern Gosdin; "I Fall To Pieces," by Patsy Cline; "That's All That Matters," by Mickey Gilley; "Make The World Go Away," by Eddy Arnold, among others.