2010 - Songwriter Hank Cochran dies of pancreatic cancer at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Among his compositions: "I Fall To Pieces," "Make The World Go Away" and "Set 'Em Up Joe".

2005 - The movie "Wedding Crashers," starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, debuts in theaters. The cast features Dwight Yoakam, derided by an ex as a "hillbilly" in a divorce negotiation during the opening scene.


2004 - Loretta Lynn and newcomer Mindy Smith each earn triple nominations for the annual Americana Music Awards.


2003 - Arista releases Brooks & Dunn's "Red Dirt Road" album.


2003 - Universal releases Pat Green's "Wave On Wave" album.


1998 - CMT debuts Alan Jackson's "I'll Go On Loving You" video.


1995 - Aaron Tippin marries business partner Thea Corontzos in a traditional Greek ceremony in Nashville.


1961 - Bill Anderson joins the Grand Ole Opry.


1957 - The Everly Brothers net their first #1 country single with "Bye Bye Love".


1946 - Linda Ronstadt born in Tucson, Arizona. A multi-styled vocalist with a powerful presence, she finds success in country music with such singles as "Blue Bayou" and "When Will I Be Loved," as well as in collaborations with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.