2000 - Having previously played the Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Ranch, Keith Urban makes his solo debut on the Opry.Here is Keith performing a song from "The Ranch" with the help of a young man from the crowd who holds his own!


2011 - John Rich and his wife, Joan, have a son, Colt Daniel Rich.


2009 - Columbia releases the Miranda Lambert album "Revolution".


2005 - Kenny Chesney's "Who You'd Be Today" video and Toby Keith's "Big Blue Note" debut on CMT.


2004 - Randy Travis receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


1996 - Buck Owens, Norro Wilson ("The Grand Tour"), Jerry Chesnut ("A Good Year For The Roses") and Kenny O'Dell ("Behind Closed Doors") join the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza in Nashville.


1993 - Country Music Association awards co-host Vince Gill wins five trophies: Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year; Song and Album, for "I Still Believe In You"; and Vocal Event, for his role in George Jones' "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" .


1973 - Guitarist Danick Dupelle born in Notre-Dame Perrot, Quebec. He joins the Alberta-based band Emerson Drive, which scores its first American hit in 2002 with "I Should Be Sleeping".


1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis is born in Ferriday, Louisiana. The piano-pumping singer, nicknamed "the Killer," gains early fame for his late-1950s, genre-busting recordings, but shifts into a strictly country career the following decade.


1907 - Gene Autry born in Tioga, Texas. Noted for his signature song "Back In The Saddle Again," he becomes a recording artist, western movie star and, later, the owner of the California Angels baseball team. He enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1969.

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