As we mentioned on the Merrell In The Morning Show, Randy Travis has had some personal trouble as of late.  However, you can't deny that his catalogue of songs is one of the best.  Happy birthday Randy Travis.

2010 - Random House publishes Chely Wright's autobiography, "Like Me: Confessions Of A Heartland Country Singer." In the process, she becomes the first-ever openly gay commercial country artist.

 

2009 - Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" video premieres on CMT.

 

2004 - Warner Bros. releases Big & Rich's debut album, "Horse Of A Different Color".

 

1999 - Curb releases the Tim McGraw album "A Place In The Sun".

 

1996 - Shania Twain races to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "You Win My Love".

 

1993 - Garth Brooks' "No Fences" becomes the first country album certified for shipments of 10 million units.

 

1991 - Travis Tritt makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.

 

1987 - Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis' second album, "Always And Forever".

 

1959 - Randy Traywick born at Memorial Hospital in Monroe, North Carolina. As Randy Travis, his rich baritone is a signature sound in the New Traditionalist movement of the late-1980s. Among his hits: "On The Other Hand" and "Forever And Ever, Amen".

1956 - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps record "Be-Bop-A-Lula" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville.