2010 - Toby Keith takes home a gold single for "God Love Her".

 

2006 - Carrie Underwood parks herself at #1 in Billboard for the first of six weeks with "Jesus, Take The Wheel".

 

2000 - Drummer Brian Prout returns to live work with Diamond Rio at Sam's Town in Robinsville, Mississippi, following 10 weeks of recovery from surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

1996 - Wynonna Judd marries Arch Kelley at the Christ Church in Nashville, then holds the reception at her mother's Trilogy restaurant.

 

1989 - "She's Crazy For Leavin'" takes Rodney Crowell to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

 

1987 - Dwight Yoakam picks up his first gold album, for "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.".

 

1985 - "Wanted: The Outlaws," featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser, is certified double-platinum, along with the "Waylon & Willie" album. Jennings' "Greatest Hits" is recognized for shipments of three million copies.

1950 - Red Foley tops the Billboard country chart with "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy".

 

1947 - Guitarist Jimmy Ibbotson born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1969, he joins The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. After its pop forays, the group strings together more than 15 country hits in the '80s, and records two "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" albums.

 

1942 - Mac Davis born in Lubbock, Texas. After writing the Elvis Presley hits "In The Ghetto" and "Don't Cry Daddy," he becomes an actor, TV host and recording artist. Among his biggest country hits is the semi-autobiographical "Texas In My Rear View Mirror".