2009 - Trace Adkins nets a platinum single for "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk".

 

2008 - The Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony at the Hall's theater.

 

2006 - Josh Gracin makes his acting debut, appearing as a bar patron in the CBS soap opera "The Young And The Restless".

 

2005 - Joe Nichols sings "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch at Chicago's Wrigley Field. The Cubs edge the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2.

 

2004 - Blake Shelton begins shooting his "Some Beach" video in Tennessee, with NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler making an appearance.

 

1998 - The Country Music Association announces it will add four new Country Music Hall of Fame members in September: Tammy Wynette, Elvis Presley, George Morgan and former Grand Ole Opry executive E.W. "Bud" Wendell.

 

1987 - Columbia releases Rosanne Cash's "King's Record Shop," named for a music store on West Jefferson Street in Louisville, owned by Gene King, brother of Country Music Hall Of Famer Pee Wee King.

 

1974 - Mickey Gilley goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart for the first time with "Room Full Of Roses".

 

1973 - Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and songwriter Paul Williams collaborate on a version of "Me And Bobby McGee" on NBC's music series "The Midnight Special".

 

1968 - Tammy Wynette is wedded to the #1 position on the Billboard country chart with "D-I-V-O-R-C-E".