2010 - Big Machine rush-releases Taylor Swift's "Mine" to radio after the song was leaked on the Internet.

 

2009 - Columbia releases Miranda Lambert's "White Liar" to radio.

 

2008 - Brooks & Dunn earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

2005 - CMT premieres the videos for Lonestar's "You're Like Comin' Home" and Trace Adkins' "Arlington".

 

2001 - Jamie O'Neal flies to the top of the Billboard country chart with "When I Think About Angels"

 

2001 - Jason and Jessica Aldean are married.

 

1984 - The Judds make their first appearance at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Mama He's Crazy".

 

1981 - Ricky Skaggs marries Sharon White.

 

1975 - Guitarist Grady Cross born in St. Louis, Missouri. He's a founding member of the alt-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed, which nabs four Top 10 country albums during the first decade of the 2000s.

 

1963 - Connie Smith wins a talent contest in Columbus, Ohio, and gains the attention of guest artist Bill Anderson, who helps her get her first recording contract.

 

1927 - Jimmie Rodgers records for the first time in Bristol, Tennessee, singing "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" and "The Soldier's Sweetheart" during an afternoon session with producer Ralph Peer at a furniture store at 408 State Street.