1936 - Roy Orbison is born in Vernon, Texas. A 1987 addition to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he reaches the country charts with his solo hit "You Got It" and a duet with Emmylou Harris. His songs "Crying" and "Blue Bayou" also become country hits for Don McLean and Linda Ronstadt, respectively.

2011 - LeAnn Rimes marries actor Eddie Cibrian at a private home in Malibu, California.

 

2007 - Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd, The Crickets, John Hiatt, ex-BMI executive Frances Preston and Christian artist Michael W. Smith make up the second batch of people inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville.

 

2000 - George Strait's "The Best Day" takes the best position--the #1 slot--on the Billboard country chart.

 

1998 - "It's Your Love" propels Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to four wins in CBS' telecast of the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre: Single Record, Song, Video and Vocal Event of the Year.

 

1995 - John Michael Montgomery tops the Billboard country chart with "I Can Love You Like That".

 

1989 - Clint Black makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.

 

1971 - Kellie Coffey is born in Moore, Oklahoma. She debuts in 2002 with the "Breathe"-like ballad "When You Lie Next To Me," earning a nomination at the American Music Awards for favorite new country artist.

 

1967 - Heath Wright is born in Vian, Oklahoma. He becomes the lead singer for Ricochet, playing a major role in the 1990s hits "Daddy's Money," "What Do I Know" and "He Left A Lot To Be Desired".

 

1945 - Guitarist Pat Enright is born in Huntington, Indiana. He becomes a founding member of The Nashville Bluegrass Band and is also a part of the fictitious Soggy Bottom Boys, providing harmonies on the award-winning "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow".

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