2011 - Toby Keith is forced to take cover in a bunker... when four mortars explode nearby just before he is to go on stage to perform for American soldiers in the Middle East.

2009 - Keith Urban's "Kiss A Girl" video debuts on CMT.com.

2004 - Wynonna and the rock band Heart tape an episode of "CMT Crossroads," hosted by Radney Foster, at Belmont University in Nashville. The set list includes "Only Love" and "Girls With Guitars".


2002 - Alison Krauss + Union Station begin a two-night stand at the Palace Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. The shows are recorded for a concert album, "Alison Krauss + Union Station - Live".


1992 - Billy Dean is one of seven double-winners in the 27th annual Academy Of Country Music awards, aired by NBC from Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre. He takes Top New Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for "Somewhere In My Broken Heart".


1992 - When four police officers are acquitted for beating Rodney King in Los Angeles, the city erupts in riots. Garth Brooks is in California, and the event inspires him to write "We Shall Be Free".


1989 - Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton perform an entire concert together for the first time in more than a decade at Dollywood.


1989 - RCA releases Clint Black's debut album, "Killin' Time".


1977 - Songwriter Ashley Gorley is born in Danville, Kentucky. He fashions such hits as Trace Adkins' "You're Gonna Miss This," Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl," Jana Kramer's "Why Ya Wanna" and Brad Paisley's "American Saturday Night".


1943 - Duane Allen is born in Taylortown, Texas. In 1966, he joins The Oak Ridge Boys, who successfully convert 11 years later from gospel music to country. Their version of "Elvira" sells 2 million copies, as they register more than 30 Top 10 hits through 1991.

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