1986 - Reba McEntire's "Little Rock" checks in at #1 on the Billboard country singles list.

It sure doesn't seem that long ago!

2011 - The Band Perry picks up a triple-platinum single award for "If I Die Young".

 

2010 - Capitol releases Keith Urban's "Put You In A Song" to radio.

 

2009 - Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" wins Best Female Video during the MTV Video Music Awards. Rapper Kanye West interrupts her acceptance speech at New York's Radio City Music Hall to insist that Beyonce should have won.

 

2006 - BNA releases Kellie Pickler's debut single, "Red High Heels".

 

2003 - The U.S. Postal Service unveils a stamp featuring Roy Acuff during a ceremony at the Grand Ole Opry House. The art is based on a photo that appeared in a 1949 edition of "Collier's" magazine.

 

1996 - LeAnn Rimes sings "Blue" in her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, along with "I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" and "Blue Moon Of Kentucky".

 

1975 - Guitarist Joe Don Rooney born in Baxter Springs, Kansas. He joins Rascal Flatts, whose infectious debut single "Prayin' For Daylight" sets the band on a path to six straight Vocal Group of the Year honors from the Country Music Association.

 

1973 - Tom T. Hall records "I Love" at mid-day at the Mercury Custom Studios in Nashville.

 

1911 - Bill Monroe born in Rosine, Kentucky. Recognized as the "Father of Bluegrass," he joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1939 and enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970.

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