2011 - Republic Nashville releases The Eli Young Band's "Crazy Girl" to radio.

 

2008 - "Before He Cheats" wins twice during the 50th annual Grammys televised on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It brings Best Female Country Vocal Performance to Carrie Underwood and Best Country Song to composers Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins.

 

2005 - Montgomery Gentry's "Gone" video and Toby Keith's "Honkytonk U" debut on CMT.

 

2002 - Nashville observes Joe Diffie Day as the singer hosts his 10th annual Country Steps In For First Steps concert. On the bill: The Judds, Trace Adkins, Ricky Skaggs, Cyndi Thomson and comedian Cledus T. Judd.

 

1998 - "How Do I Live," written by Diane Warren and performed by Trisha Yearwood in the movie "Con Air," receives an Oscar nomination for best original song.

 

1986 - The "Highwayman" album is certified gold for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

1979 - Eddie Rabbitt begins a three-week stay at #1 on Billboard's country chart with the theme from the Clint Eastwood movie "Every Which Way But Loose".

 

1979 - Singer-songwriter Craig Campbell born in Metter, Georgia. The traditionally-leaning performer nets his first hit with the 2010 release "Family Man".

 

1978 - Ronnie Milsap pulls in his first gold album, for "It Was Almost Like A Song".

 

1960 - Singer-songwriter-musician Lionel Cartwright born in Gallipolis, Ohio. His easy-going vocals land on four Top 10 singles from 1989-1991, the biggest coming with "Leap Of Faith".