2009 - David Nail makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.

2006 - Kenny Chesney performs "There Goes My Life" and "Back Where I Come From" for president George W. Bush and Australian prime minister John Howard at the White House.

1998 - Faith Hill begins a three-week run at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "This Kiss".

1989 - "Reba McEntire's Greatest Hits" becomes the singer's first platinum album.

1987 - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris score a #1 country single with a song written by pop record producer Phil Spector, "To Know Him Is To Love Him".

1980 - RCA releases Alabama's "Tennessee River".

1979 - Waylon Jennings' "Greatest Hits" goes gold.

1971 - Rick Trevino born in Houston. The Hispanic singer, signed to Columbia Records at age 19, develops a short string of 1990s hits, including "She Can't Say I Didn't Cry," "Learning As You Go" and "Running Out Of Reasons".

1969 - Merle Haggard records "Workin' Man Blues" at the Capitol tower in Hollywood.

1964 - Buck Owens nets a #1 single in Billboard with "My Heart Skips A Beat".