2010 - Arista releases Jerrod Niemann's debut album, "Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury".

 

2009 - Mercury releases Easton Corbin's debut single, "A Little More Country Than That," to radio.

 

2002 - Brad Paisley hooks the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart with "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)".

 

2001 - Reba McEntire and Martina McBride headline the biggest all-female lineup in country music history, as the Girls Night Out Tour debuts at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay. Also on the bill: Sara Evans, Jamie O'Neal and Carolyn Dawn Johnson.

 

1994 - Garth Brooks performs "Hard Luck Woman" with Kiss on "The Tonight Show".

 

1965 - Songwriter Neil Thrasher born in Birmingham. After a short career in the duo Thrasher Shiver, he writes Kenny Chesney's "There Goes My Life," Rascal Flatts' "Fast Cars And Freedom" and Montgomer Gentry's "Some People Change".

 

1962 - Bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent born in Kirksville, Missouri. She emerges as a major talent in the genre during the 1990s and 2000s, and contributes to the Grammy-winning country album "Lovin', Livin', Losin': Songs Of The Louvin Brothers".

 

1959 - Guitarist Brent Mason born in Vanwert, Ohio. His credits include Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee," as well as recordings by Brooks & Dunn, Trisha Yearwood and George Strait, leading him to win the Country Music Association's musician of the year twice.

 

1954 - Louise Mandrell born in Corpus Christi, Texas. A sister of Barbara Mandrell, she collects five solo hits in the mid-1980s, including "Save Me" and "I'm Not Through Loving You Yet." She also sings supporting vocals on Merle Haggard's "Always Wanting You".

 

1908 - Tim Spencer, of the original Sons Of The Pioneers, born in Webb City, Missouri. Behind such classics as "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," the Sons Of The Pioneers become a major western harmony group, joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980.