2009 - Garth Brooks sings "We Shall Be Free" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during an inaugural event for Barack Obama. Also appearing: James Taylor, Jennifer Nettles, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Sheryl Crow.

 

2007 - Dierks Bentley's "Long Trip Alone" video has its world premiere on CMT.

 

2007 - Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby tape a new edition of "CMT Crossroads" in Nashville. The set list includes "Mandolin Rain" and "Don't Get Above Your Raising." They're also joined by John Anderson for a surprise rendition of "Super Freak".

 

2006 - Keith Urban's "Be Here" album goes triple-platinum.

 

2001 - Inaugural celebrations for president George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., include performances by Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw, Lee Ann Womack and Brooks & Dunn, who sing "Only In America".

 

1989 - Lee Greenwood sings "God Bless The U.S.A." at the opening inaugural ceremonies for president George Bush.

 

1986 - Dan Seals' nostalgic "Bop" goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

1978 - Roy Orbison undergoes open heart surgery for three blocked arteries at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital.

 

1956 - Mark Collie born in Waynesboro, Tennessee. He scores two Top 10 singles, "Even The Man In The Moon Is Crying" and "Born To Love You," during the 1990s and becomes a spokesman for diabetes.

 

1941 - Bobby Goldsboro born in Marianna, Florida. His sentimental "Honey" sells a fast 1 million copies in 1968.