1997 - Hank Williams Jr. welcomes a surprise guest, five-year-old Hunter Hayes, to play for 200,000 people at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Hayes lugs an accordion on stage to sing "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)".

 

2011 - Alabama hosts Bama Rising, a benefit at Birmingham's BJCC Arena that raises $2 million for tornado relief. Also on board: Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen and David Nail.

 

2008 - Sara Evans marries sports radio host Jay Barker at a farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Songwriter Marcus Hummon sings "Bless The Broken Road" at the ceremony, where the guests include Sheryl Crow.

 

2003 - Josh Turner marries Jennifer Ford in northern Georgia.

 

2003 - Toby Keith and Willie Nelson team up at #1 in Billboard with "Beer For My Horses".

 

1984 - Four days before the premiere of "Rhinestone," Dolly Parton and co-star Sylvester Stallone receive stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

1983 - John Anderson nets a gold single, for "Swingin'".

 

1977 - The Waylon Jennings album "Ol' Waylon" is certified gold.

 

1975 - Linda Ronstadt's remake of The Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved" tops the Billboard country chart.

 

1961 - Patsy Cline is seriously injured in a head-on collision in Nashville. Two passengers in the other car die, while Cline receives a dislocated hip and a cut across her forehead.

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