1998 - Reba McEntire receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, next to Meryl Streep's star, at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard.

 

2008 - Alison Krauss & Robert Plant win two trophies--Duo/Group of the Year and Album of the Year, for "Raising Sand"--during the seventh annual Americana Honors & Awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

 

2006 - Willie and Bobbie Nelson receive misdemeanor citations for drug possession when his bus is stopped on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. A search of the vehicle yielded 1.5 pounds of marijuana and 2/10 of a pound of mushrooms.

 

2004 - "Days Go By" takes Keith Urban to the top of the Billboard country chart.

 

2004 - Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" takes top honors in the CMT special "40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs".

 

1999 - Kenny Chesney croons his way to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "You Had Me From Hello".

 

1993 - Garth Brooks rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Ain't Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)".

 

1981 - More than 25 years after earning his first hit, George Jones finally scores his first gold album, with "I Am What I Am".

 

1971 - Tom T. Hall checks in at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died".

 

1965 - Connie Smith and Bob Luman join the Grand Ole Opry.

 

1947 - Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb and Rosalie Allen headline the first country music show at New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets range from $1.20-$3.60.

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