2007 - Garth Brooks' "More Than A Memory" becomes the first song to debut at #1 ...on Billboard's country singles list.  Here is the version Lee Brice performed of this historic song.

 

2005 - Dierks Bentley realizes his second gold album, for "Modern Day Drifter".

 

2003 - Former "Nashville Star" contestant Miranda Lambert signs with Epic Records.

 

2001 - Aaron Tippin initiates two days of recording on "Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly".

 

2001 - Toby Keith's "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight" rests at #1 on the Billboard country chart.

 

2000 - "Everywhere We Go" becomes Kenny Chesney's first double-platinum album.

 

1992 - MCA releases George Strait's "Pure Country" soundtrack.

 

1981 - Alabama collects its first platinum album, for "Feels So Right".

 

1956 - Elvis Presley goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart with a double-sided hit: "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog".

 

1903 - Roy Acuff is born in Maynardville, Tennessee. Proclaimed the King of Country Music, he becomes synonymous with the Grand Ole Opry following his 1938 debut. In 1962, he becomes the first living inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame.