1989 - The pairing of Hank Williams Jr. with Hank Sr. on "There's A Tear In My Beer" wins two honors during the 23rd annual Country Music Association awardsImpressing those in attendance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House: Vocal Event and Music Video of the Year, directed by Ethan Russell.

2009 - Taylor Swift's "Fifteen" video premieres on CMT.

2007 - LeAnn Rimes is joined by pop singer Joss Stone to shoot an episode of "CMT Crossroads" in Franklin, Tennessee. The performance includes a duet version of "Nothin' Better To Do".

1993 - Scotty McCreery born in Garner, North Carolina. He wins "American Idol" in 2011, leading to the release of his first album, "Clear As Day," within months.

1993 - Vince Gill's "One More Last Chance" tops the Billboard country singles chart.

1992 - Arista releases Alan Jackson's "A Lot About Livin' (And A Little 'Bout Love)" album.

1982 - Merle Haggard & George Jones take a Willie Nelson song, "Yesterday's Wine," to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

1978 - Dolly Parton's dress splits as she walks off with the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award during the 12th annual ceremony at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House.

1977 - The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Kris Kristofferson, Woody Guthrie, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash.

1973 - Singer-songwriter Tommy Shane Steiner born in Austin, Texas. Emerging from a rodeo family, he scores a hit with his 2002 debut single, "What If She's An Angel".

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