2009 - "It's time to call it a day": Brooks & Dunn announce in a five-sentence note to their fans that they're ending their run as a duo after one last tour.

 

2009 - Capitol releases Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" to radio.

 

2006 - Kenny Chesney's nine-minute "You Save Me" video debuts on CMT.

 

2002 - When The Dixie Chicks perform on the Grand Ole Opry, Natalie Maines interrupts the proceedings to announce the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame: Opry members Porter Wagoner and "Jumpin'" Bill Carlisle.

 

2001 - The Dixie Chicks' Martie Seidel marries Gareth Maguire in Kailua, Hawaii.

 

1991 - Vince Gill joins the Grand Ole Opry, introduced by Roy Acuff, who sheds tears as Gill delivers "When I Call Your Name".

 

1973 - Jennifer Hanson born in Whittier, California. Blending influences such as Dolly Parton and Sheryl Crow, she earns a hit in 2002 with her first single, "Beautiful Goodbye." She also writes The Wreckers' "Leave The Pieces" and Bucky Covington's "A Different World".

 

1972 - Bobby Pinson born in Panhandle, Texas. The gritty-voiced singer-songwriter nets a 2005 hit with his debut single, "Don't Ask Me How I Know" and writes Sugarland's "Want To" and Trent Tomlinson's "One Wing In The Fire".

 

1949 - Gene Johnson born in Jamestown, New York. He plays fiddle and mandolin for Diamond Rio, a harmony-based sextet that wins multiple awards from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music in the 1990s.

 

1928 - Jimmy Dean born in Olton, Texas. Host of his own network TV show in the 1950s and again in the '60s, he's best-known for his million-selling 1961 single "Big Bad John." He founds a meat company in 1968, and is better-known later as a Sausage King.