1995 - Alan Jackson turns up at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "I Don't Even Know Your Name".

 

2010 - Charley Pride is part of an 18-person investor group headed by Nolan Ryan that buys the Texas Rangers baseball team for $593 million at auction in Fort Worth.

 

2008 - Mercury releases Jamey Johnson's album "That Lonesome Song".

 

2005 - Keith Urban's album "Be Here" is certified double-platinum.

 

1989 - Dolly Parton scores a #1 country single with "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That".

 

1984 - Brian Bandas is born in Austin, Texas. He's a founding member of Love And Theft, a trio that earns a hit with its 2009 debut, "Runaway." Bandas leaves the band in 2010 before it records its second album.

 

1968 - Terri Clark is born in Montreal, Quebec. Raised in Calgary, she emerges in 1995 as a feisty, confident vocalist, netting successes such as "Better Things To Do," "Poor Poor Pitiful Me," "When Boy Meets Girl" and "Girls Lie Too".

 

1961 - Fiddler Mark O'Connor is born in Seattle, Washington. He wins the Country Music Association's Musician of the Year award six times, appearing on more than 450 country recordings, and wins a Grammy for "Restless".

 

1959 - Singer-songwriter Darrell Scott is born in London, Kentucky. Gaining credibility as an alternative-country act, he scores hits by writing Travis Tritt's "It's A Great Day To Be Alive," The Dixie Chicks' "Long Time Gone" and Sara Evans' "Born To Fly".

 

1957 - Elvis Presley registers a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear".

 

1940 - Songwriter Bobby Braddock is born in Auburndale, Florida. The Country Music Hall of Fame member writes such hits as George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today," Billy Currington's "People Are Crazy" and Toby Keith's "I Wanna Talk About Me".

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