2006 - Toby Keith's new label, Show Dog Nashville, releases its first album, Keith's "White Trash With Money".

 

2001 - "I Hope You Dance" becomes Lee Ann Womack's first double-platinum album.

 

2001 - Lonestar's Richie McDonald and his wife, Lorie, have a daughter, Maisie Elizabeth McDonald, in Nashville. The girl is noted in the hit "My Front Porch Looking In," as a "carrot top who can barely walk".

 

2000 - Faith Hill appears on VH1's "Divas 2000: A Tribute To Diana Ross," with Mariah Carey and Donna Summer.

 

1992 - Wynonna gains her first #1 single as a solo artist with "She Is His Only Need".

 

1981 - David Frizzell & Shelly West's "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma" goes to #1 in Billboard.

1978 - The "Waylon & Willie" duet album is certified platinum. It's Waylon Jennings' third platinum album, Willie Nelson's second.

 

1964 - Steve Azar born in Greenville, Mississippi. He first gains attention with an independent album in 1996, although he waits another six years to score his first hit, "I Don't Have To Be Me ('Til Monday)".

 

1957 - Singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale born in Troutman, North Carolina. He writes George Strait's "Twang," Mark Chesnutt's "Gonna Get A Life" and Patty Loveless' "Halfway Down," among others.

 

1953 - Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" owns the top spot in the Billboard country chart.