2012 - Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" video debuts on CMT.

 

2010 - Taylor Swift's "Mine" video premieres on CMT, MTV and VH1.

 

2005 - Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee" ranks #1 when CMT presents "20 Greatest City Songs".

 

2003 - Keith Urban achieves platinum with his "Golden Road" album.

 

1990 - Capitol releases Garth Brooks' album "No Fences".

 

1977 - Crystal Gayle begins a four-week stay at #1 in Billboard with "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue".

 

1969 - Colt Ford is born in Athens, Georgia. He combines hip-hop based raps with country instrumentation, landing a #1 country album in 2012 with "Declaration Of Independence" and a 2011 hit as a songwriter on Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem".

 

1961 - Jeffrey Steele is born in Burbank, California. He helps found the band Boy Howdy before piling up hits as a songwriter, including LeAnn Rimes' "Big Deal," Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts The Most" and Montgomery Gentry's "My Town".

 

1957 - Bill Anderson writes "City Lights" on the roof of the Hotel Andrew Jackson in Commerce, Georgia.

 

1949 - Guitarist-vocalist Jeff Cook is born in Fort Payne, Alabama. He founds the band Alabama with two cousins, grabbing multiple Entertainer of the Year awards on their way to the Country Music Hall of Fame .

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