2008 - A "CMT Crossroads" episode featuring Trace Adkins and 38 Special debuts on TV.


2007 - Sugarland kicks off its first headlining tour at the North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina. Sponsored by CMT, the tour lineup also features Little Big Town and Jake Owen.


2005 - Epic releases Gretchen Wilson's "All Jacked Up" album.


2004 - The "Party For Two" video, featuring Shania Twain and Billy Currington swinging from the chandeliers, debuts on CMT.


2003 - Dierks Bentley registers his first #1 single in Billboard with "What Was I Thinkin'".


2002 - Brad Paisley's CMT-sponsored show at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre concludes with a huge jam. "According To Jim" star Jim Belushi sings "The House Is Rockin'" with Paisley and his band, plus Steve Azar, Shannon Lawson and guitarist Albert Lee.


1998 - Steve Wariner receives a traffic ticket for driving in an HOV lane without a passenger. At the time, Wariner is talking on his cell phone with Bill Anderson.


1997 - Diamond Rio's "How Your Love Makes Me Feel" goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.


1993 - The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Don Schlitz, who authored "The Gambler" and "On The Other Hand"; Red Lane, known for "My Own Kind Of Hat" and "'Til I Get It Right"; and Conway Twitty.


1977 - Patrick Bourque born in Terrebonne, Quebec. He replaces Jeff Loberg in Emerson Drive in August 2002, just months after the group picked up its first American hit.