2010 -

have a daughter, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, born through a surrogate mother at Nashville's Centennial Medical Center.

 

2009 - Charlie Daniels plays a "mean fiddle" as a GEICO insurance commercial makes its TV debut.

 

2002 - It's a happy moment for George Strait: "She'll Leave You With A Smile" hits #1 in Billboard.

 

2000 - Montgomery Gentry plays halftime at the Music City Bowl in Nashville, as West Virginia defeats Ole Miss, 49-38.

 

1993 - Billy Ray Cyrus marries Leticia Finley at home. "One cannot stand at the crossroads forever," says Cyrus, who dresses for the ceremony in blue jeans and a cut-up sweatshirt.

 

1993 - Shania Twain marries record producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange in Northern Ontario, Canada.

 

1985 - The Judds climb to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Have Mercy".

 

1960 - Marty Roe born in Lebanon, Ohio. He becomes the lead singer of Diamond Rio, whose tight harmonies, strong musicianship and hook-filled songs make them a major act in the 1990s and 2000s, winning Vocal Group honors from the Country Music Association four times.

 

1958 - Joe Diffie born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Emerging in 1990, he melds traditional country with borderline-novelties to create a string of hits that includes "Ships That Don't Come In," "Honky Tonk Attitude" and "Third Rock From The Sun".

 

1958 - Mike McGuire, of Shenandoah, born in Haleyville, Alabama. As the drummer for the group, he contributes to such hits as "The Church On Cumberland Road," "Two Dozen Roses" and "I Want To Be Loved Like That".