Taylor Swift Dressed For Her Wedding Day And The Birth Of A Headhunter This Day In Country Music – July 8th
2010 – Taylor Swift shoots the wedding scene for her “Mine” video at the Christ Church in Kennebunk, Maine.
2005 – Bryan White and Erika Page White have their second son, Jackson Dylan White, at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital.
2000 – Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” begins a five-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country chart.
1997 – Marty Stuart marries Connie Smith on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Afterward, they drive out into the wilderness and end up dancing on a cliff to Buck Owens’ “Your Tender Loving Care”.
1996 – Keifer Thompson moves to Nashville from Oklahoma. Shortly after, he meets future wife and fellow Thompson Square partner Shawna Thompson.
1992 – Garth Brooks and wife, Sandy, have their first child, Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks.
1972 – When a concert date is cancelled, Barbara Mandrell joins the Grand Ole Opry, three weeks earlier than scheduled.
1970 – Drew Womack born in Brownwood, Texas. He becomes the lead singer of Sons Of The Desert, which earns a pair of hits in 1997. The group also backs Lee Ann Womack on “I Hope You Dance,” while Womack writes Kenny Chesney’s “She’s Got It All”.
1961 – Toby Keith born in Clinton, Oklahoma. The one-time semi-pro football player emerges in 1993 with “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” and employs a defiant attitude in becoming one of country’s most consistent hitmakers.
1958 – Drummer Fred Young born in Glasgow, Kentucky. He joins The Kentucky HeadHunters, whose energetic, influential blend of country and rock brings them the Country Music Association’s vocal group award in 1990 and 1991.