2010 - Miranda Lambert wins three trophies--Female Vocalist of the Year; Album, for "Revolution"; and Music Video, for "The House That Built Me"--during the 44th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

 

2008 - Kenny Chesney delivers a surprise free show with The Wailers at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville with guests Kid Rock and Mac McAnally. The set list includes "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven," "Down The Road" and "Dixieland Delight".

 

2005 - The video for Rascal Flatts' "Skin (Sarabeth)" debuts on CMT.

 

2004 - "Redneck Woman" becomes Gretchen Wilson's first gold single.

 

2001 - "Angry All The Time" propels Tim McGraw to the top of the Billboard chart.

 

1990 - Joe Diffie realizes his first #1 country single with "Home".

 

1983 - Miranda Lambert born in Longview, Texas. On the strength of the "Revolution" album, she becomes the first female to earn nine Country Music Association nominations in a single year during 2010.

 

1973 - Fourteen-year-old Marie Osmond plucks a #1 country single with "Paper Roses".

 

1968 - Chris Cagle born in De Ridder, Louisiana. Following his national arrival in 2000, he fashions a number of hits around a tumultuous personal life, earning a Top New Artist nomination from the Academy of Country Music.

 

1962 - No, Johnny Cash wasn't the first to sing it: Hank Snow reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "I've Been Everywhere".

 

1949 - Yvonne Vaughn born in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Under the name Donna Fargo, she becomes a significant singer-songwriter during the 1970s, earning back-to-back million-sellers with "The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A." and "Funny Face"