1980 - Johnny Lee earns his first #1 country single in Billboard with "Lookin' For Love".

I'll bet that 8 out of 10 people asked would name "Lookin' For Love" as the perfect song to represent the '80s.

2011 - Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton notch five nominations apiece to top the list as the finalists are announced for the 45th annual Country Music Association awards.

 

2001 - The Diamond Rio album "One More Day" is certified gold.

 

2000 - John Michael Montgomery's "The Little Girl" video premieres on CMT.

 

1984 - Ernest Tubb dies in Nashville's Baptist Hospital in the presence of his son, Justin Tubb, and Porter Wagoner. A Grand Ole Opry fixture since 1943, his rugged resonance sent him into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1965.

 

1963 - Mark Chesnutt born in Beaumont, Texas. With honky-tonk forming the center point for his music, he emerges with "Too Cold At Home" in 1990 and becomes one of the steadiest hitmakers of the decade.

 

1957 - Joe Smyth born in Portland, Maine. He becomes the drummer for Sawyer Brown, behind the kit for such hits as "Thank God For You," "The Race Is On" and "Step That Step".

 

1952 - "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)" lifts Hank Williams to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

 

1942 - Mel McDaniel born in Checotah, Oklahoma. He develops a series of rowdy, good ol' boy successes in the 1980s, including "Louisiana Saturday Night" and "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," while earning a spot in the Grand Ole Opry.

 

1939 - David Allan Coe born in Akron, Ohio, an event he refers to in his autobiography as "the first of a long line of crimes I was to be convicted for." The so-called "mysterious rhinestone cowboy" writes "Take This Job And Shove It" and records the "perfect country & western song," "You Never Even Called Me By My Name".

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