2005 - Jake Owen signs with RCA Records.

2004 - Drummer Keech Rainwater, of Lonestar, marries CMT Canada employee Elissa Lansdell in Toronto. The ceremony includes a taped performance by the band of "Amazed".

 

2001 - Alan Jackson records "Drive (For Daddy Gene)" and "That'd Be Alright".

 

1999 - "Something Like That" takes Tim McGraw to #1 in Billboard for the first of five weeks.

 

1993 - Sara Evans marries Craig Schelske in Boonesboro, Missouri.

 

1993 - The Postal Service issues a series of stamps honoring four important country music acts: Hank Williams, The Carter Family, Patsy Cline and Bob Wills.

 

1971 - West Plains, Missouri, celebrates Porter Wagoner Day by renaming a city street Porter Wagoner Boulevard.

 

1962 - Loretta Lynn joins the Grand Ole Opry.

 

1961 - Leroy Van Dyke's "Walk On By" spends the first of 19 weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

 

1934 - Royce Kendall born in St. Louis, Missouri. Teaming with daughter Jeannie, The Kendalls use gospel harmony to create a series of suggestive singles, including the million-selling "Heaven's Just A Sin Away," "Pittsburgh Stealers" and "Teach Me To Cheat".

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