2006 - Phil Vassar's "Last Day Of My Life" video and The Wreckers' "Leave The Pieces" debut on CMT.

 

2004 - Brad Paisley tapes an installment of the Radney Foster-hosted "CMT Crossroads" in New York, teaming with pop singer-songwriter-guitarist John Mayer. Included in the set list: "Daughters," "Bigger Than My Body," "Little Moments" and "Celebrity".

 

2002 - Martina McBride and "Blessed" earn the #1 position in Billboard.

1999 - 'N Sync joins Alabama at Nashville's Sound Stage to record a country version of their pop hit "God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You".

 

1992 - Time magazine puts Garth Brooks on the cover, billing him inside as a "jumping-jack-flash performer who can bring 40-year-olds to tears with existential hymns about accepting life's compromises." Presumably a good thing.

 

1989 - Gilley's nightclub, the subject of a $17-million lawsuit filed against former manager Sherwood Cryer by namesake Mickey Gilley, closes its doors in Pasadena, Texas.

 

1984 - Justin Moore born in Poyen, Arkansas. His 2009 hit "Small Town USA" introduces a musical persona built on hard country and brash Southern rock. Subsequent hits include "Backwoods," "Bait A Hook" and "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away".

 

1976 - The collaborative album "Wanted: The Outlaws"--featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessie Colter--is certified gold.

 

1974 - Tanya Tucker hits #1 in Billboard with "Would Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)".

 

1967 - Barbara Mandrell gets engaged to Navy pilot Ken Dudney.