2012 - Big Machine releases Taylor Swift's single "Begin Again" to radio.

 

2005 - Jake Owen signs with RCA Records.

 

2004 - Lonestar drummer Keech Rainwater marries CMT Canada employee Elissa Lansdell in Toronto. The ceremony includes a taped performance by Rainwater's band mates of the group's signature ballad "Amazed".

 

2001 - Alan Jackson records "Drive (For Daddy Gene)" and "That'd Be Alright".

 

1999 - "Something Like That" takes Tim McGraw to #1 in Billboard for the first of five weeks.

 

1993 - The Postal Service issues a series of stamps honoring four important country music acts: Hank Williams, The Carter Family, Patsy Cline and Bob Wills.

 

1987 - Singer-songwriter Greg Bates is born in Nashville. He comes to national prominence with his 2012 debut, "Did It For The Girl".

 

1971 - West Plains, Missouri, celebrates Porter Wagoner Day by renaming a city street Porter Wagoner Boulevard.

 

1962 - Loretta Lynn joins the Grand Ole Opry.

 

1961 - Leroy Van Dyke's "Walk On By" spends the first of 19 weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

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