2009 - Sara Evans sings "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch in the All-Star Game at St. Louis' Busch Stadium. Sheryl Crow performs the national anthem. The American League defeats the National League, 4-3.

 

2006  - Porter Wagoner has emergency surgery in Nashville for an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

 

2005 - The Montgomery Gentry video "Something To Be Proud Of" premieres on CMT.

 

1996 - Future Thompson Square member Shawna Thompson moves to Nashville from Mississippi.

 

1990 - Garth Brooks' "The Dance" steps to #1 on the Billboard country chart, where it remains for three weeks.

 

1987 - The "Trio" project, by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, is certified gold and platinum.

 

1980 - Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker sing the national anthem at the Republican National Convention in Detroit, later admitting they were on cocaine. Also on the schedule: Pat Boone, Donny & Marie Osmond, Richard Petty, Vicki Lawrence and Susan Anton.

 

1975 - Singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson born in Enterprise, Alabama. The author of Trace Adkins' "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" and George Strait's "Give It Away," he breaks through as an artist with the 2008 album "That Lonesome Song".

 

1973 - The Everly Brothers break up in the midst of a concert at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, Phil Everly smashing his guitar at the side of the stage after "('Til) I Kissed You." Don Everly performs the night's remaining two shows solo.

 

1956 - Elvis Presley earns a #1 country single in Billboard with "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You".