2010 - Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" ranks #1 as CMT debuts "40 Greatest Songs Of The Decade".

2008 - Curb releases the Rodney Atkins single "It's America," with Bruce Springsteen references in the chorus, to radio.

 

2006 - The Judds perform "Love Can Build A Bridge" at a groundbreaking ceremony for a Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, D.C. Also present: presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey.

 

2005 - The New York premiere of the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line" at the Beacon Theatre draws Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Wilson, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Van Zant, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley, Lonestar and Sara Evans, among others.

 

2001 - Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw and Lonestar receive two nominations apiece as the American Music Awards finalists are revealed by Dick Clark at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

 

1999 - Garth Brooks hosts NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live," with musical guest Chris Gaines.

 

1996 - Trisha Yearwood has a guest role on the controversial ABC-TV sitcom "Ellen," where she performs "Everybody Knows".

 

1982 - Ricky Skaggs ascends to #1 in Billboard with "Heartbroke," written by Guy Clark.

 

1975 - Hank Williams Jr. undergoes four hours of plastic and oral surgery at Nashville's Baptist Hospital to repair damages from a 500-foot fall in an August mountain accident.

 

1954 - Jeannie Kendall born in St. Louis, Missouri. With her father, Royce, she takes part in the duo The Kendalls, whose gospel-based harmonies and cheatin' themes are best-exemplified by their million-selling signature song, 1977's "Heaven's Just A Sin Away".

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