2010 - Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon have a daughter,

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2006 - Sugarland's "Want To" video and Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" debut on CMT.

 

2005 - Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack pick up six nominations apiece to lead the pack of nominees in the Country Music Association awards.

 

2004 - The Tennessee State Prison provides a site for a CMT Outlaws concert. Taped for a future special, the show features Gretchen Wilson, Hank Williams Jr., Tanya Tucker, Kid Rock, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Jessi Colter and Lynyrd Skynyrd members.

 

1994 - Martina McBride registers her first gold album, for "The Way That I Am".

 

1991 - Brooks & Dunn reach #1 in Billboard for the first time with "Brand New Man".

 

1987 - MCA releases two Reba McEntire albums, "The Last One To Know" and "Merry Christmas To You".

 

1985 - Rosanne Cash appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me".

 

1979 - Waylon Jennings' "Greatest Hits" album is certified platinum.

 

1936 - Rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly born in Lubbock, Texas. Holly cohorts Waylon Jennings, Sonny Curtis and Bob Montgomery have gone on to major influence in country music, while Holly's "True Love Ways" becomes a country hit for Mickey Gilley in 1980.