1955 - Keith Whitley is born in Sandy Hook, Kentucky. Married to Lorrie Morgan in 1986, his rich vocals dot some of the most expressive singles of the late-1980s, although his career is shortened when he dies from alcohol poisoning in 1989.

 

2011 - Rascal Flatts' "Easy" video, featuring Natasha Bedingfield, debuts on CMT.

 

2009 - Atlantic releases The Zac Brown Band's "Toes" to radio.

 

1995 - "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" puts John Michael Montgomery at the top spot on the Billboard country chart.

 

1990 - Hank Williams Jr. marries his fourth wife--Mary Jane Thomas, a former model for Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion--in Missoula, Montana. They honeymoon in Tanzania, where they discover their camp is infested with cobras.

 

1989 - Kathy Mattea's "Come From The Heart" reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart.

 

1980 - Warner Bros. releases John Anderson's self-titled debut album.

 

1972 - Alabama, with the name Wildcountry, gives its first public performance at the Canyon Land theme park in Alabama.

 

1972 - Hank Williams Jr. hits #1 on the Billboard chart with "Eleven Roses".

 

1956 - Elvis Presley appears on the second airing of NBC's "The Steve Allen Show," wearing a tuxedo and singing "Hound Dog" to a basset hound.

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