A Country favorite or one of the most annoying songs of all time?  Either way, John Anderson strikes gold this day in 1983.

2011 - Alabama hosts Bama Rising, a benefit at Birmingham's BJCC Arena that raises $2 million for tornado relief. Also on board: Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen and David Nail.

 

2008 - Sara Evans marries sports radio host Jay Barker at a farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Songwriter Marcus Hummon sings "Bless The Broken Road" at the ceremony, where the guests include Sheryl Crow.

 

2003 - After 6'-6" Trace Adkins sings "Then They Do" on the Grand Ole Opry, 4'-11" Little Jimmy Dickens brings out a foot stool to make the two level, as he invites Adkins to join the Opry. Adkins accepts, then performs "Eleven Roses".

 

2003 - Josh Turner marries Jennifer Ford in northern Georgia.

 

2003 - Toby Keith and Willie Nelson team up at #1 in Billboard with "Beer For My Horses".

 

1984 - Four days before the premiere of "Rhinestone," Dolly Parton and co-star Sylvester Stallone receive stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

1983 - John Anderson nets his first gold record, for "Swingin'".

1977 - The Waylon Jennings album "Ol' Waylon" is certified gold.

 

1975 - Linda Ronstadt's remake of The Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved" tops the Billboard country chart.

 

1961 - Patsy Cline is seriously injured in a head-on collision in Nashville. Two passengers in the other car die, while Cline receives a dislocated hip and a major cut across her forehead.