2010 - Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and George W. Bush are all spotted at the Superdome in New Orleans for the NFC Championship Game, a 31-28 overtime win for the Saints against the Minnesota Vikings.

 

2006 - MCA releases Josh Turner's "Your Man" album.

 

2003 - Joe Nichols sets an odd precedent on the Grand Ole Opry while performing "Brokenheartsville" at the Ryman Auditorium. A green bra is tossed on stage as he sings, supposedly the first time an undergarment has ever been thrown on stage in show history.

 

1994 - The "Pure Country" soundtrack becomes George Strait's first triple-platinum album.

 

1984 - Stephen Barker Liles born. The inspiration for "Hey, Stephen" on Taylor Swift's "Fearless" album, he's a founding member of Love And Theft, which notches a hit with its 2009 debut, "Runaway".

 

1981 - The theme to "9 To 5" takes Dolly Parton to the top of the Billboard country chart.

 

1963 - Drummer Keech Rainwater born in Plano, Texas. He joins Lonestar, named the Academy of Country Music's Top New Vocal Group in 1996. After scoring such hits as "No News" and "Everything's Changed," it peaks with the 1999 pop crossover single "Amazed".

 

1954 - Bass player Glenn Worf born in Dayton, Ohio. A multiple winner of the Academy of Country Music's bass honor, he plays on Terri Gibbs' "Somebody's Knockin'," Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee" and Tracy Lawrence's "Can't Break It To My Heart," among others.

 

1953 - Just weeks after his death, Hank Williams hits #1 with the prophetic "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive".

 

1941 - Ray Stevens born in Clarksdale, Georgia. Though capable of serious recordings such as "Everything Is Beautiful" and "Misty," he earns a reputation for his comedy efforts, including "The Streak," "Ahab The Arab" and "Shriner's Convention".