From Country radio to the big screen Jerry Reed was definitely HOT!

2008 - Loretta Lynn joins the Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Also added: Desmond Child, John Sebastian, Alan Menken and Albert Hammond. Anne Murray receives the Hitmaker Award.

 

2006 - Big Machine releases Taylor Swift's debut single, "Tim McGraw".

 

2006 - Gretchen Wilson and Josh Gracin perform for president George W. Bush among 6,000 guests at the President's Dinner at the Washington Convention Center.

 

2005 - Big & Rich are made honorary marshals of Deadwood, South Dakota.

 

2004 - Keith Urban's "Raining On Sunday" ranks at #1 when CMT presents "40 Sexiest Videos".

 

1999 - George Strait posts a #1 single in Billboard with "Write This Down".

 

1993 - Patty Loveless tops the Billboard country chart with "Blame It On Your Heart".

 

1986 - Ricky Van Shelton showcases for CBS executives Rick Blackburn and Steve Buckingham at The Stockyard, singing Ernest Tubb's "Thanks A Lot" and Merle Haggard's "Hungry Eyes".

 

1971 - Jerry Reed lights up the #1 position on the Billboard country chart with "When You're Hot, You're Hot".

1956 - Doug Brooks born in Atlanta, Georgia. After changing his name to Doug Stone--to avoid confusion with Garth Brooks--he reels off more than a dozen consecutive hits in the 1990s, including "I'd Be Better Off (In A Pine Box)" and "Warning Labels".

 

1914 - Lester Flatt born in Duncan's Chapel, Tennessee. Along with partner Earl Scruggs, he rises out of Bill Monroe's band to become a leading figure in the development of bluegrass, joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985.