1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis arrives in London, where he admits he's married his teenage cousin, Myra. He's booed offstage and forced to cancel 34 of his 37 scheduled concerts.

2012 - Pistol Annies' Angaleena Presley marries tour manager Jordan Powell in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

 

2011 - Reba McEntire, Jean Shepard and songwriter Bobby Braddock are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

2007 - LeAnn Rimes' "Nothin' Better To Do" video debuts online at CMT.com.

 

2004 - Rascal Flatts' "Mayberry" rises to #1 in Billboard.

 

2002 - Alabama announces during the Academy of Country Music Awards that it intends to retire after a 2003 farewell tour.

 

2002 - Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson win three times each in the 37th Academy of Country Music awards at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre. Brooks & Dunn take Entertainer of the Year; Top Vocal Duo; and Video of the Year, for "Only In America".

 

2000 - Garth Brooks' "Double Live" sets a new record for country concert albums, as it's certified for shipments of 13 million units.

 

1993 - CBS airs "Willie Nelson The Big Six-0: An All-Star Birthday Celebration," with Ray Charles, B.B. King, Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Travis Tritt, Lyle Lovett, Bob Dylan, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.

 

1975 - Freddy Fender gains his first gold single, for "Before The Next Teardrop Falls".

 

1961 - Bass player Dana Williams is born in Dayton, Ohio. He joins Diamond Rio, a band that wins the Country Music Association's Vocal Group award three times. Members of the Grand Ole Opry, the band thrives on tight instrumentation and strong harmonies.

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