1975 - Willie Nelson picks up his first #1 single as an artist...

His classic "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" was that song.

2011 - Mercury releases Scotty McCreery's debut studio album, "Clear As Day".

 

2008 - Dierks and Cassidy Bentley have a daughter, Evalyn Day Bentley, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

 

2003 - CMT's "Most Wanted Live" premieres Reba McEntire's "I'm Gonna Take That Mountain" video and Trace Adkins' "Hot Mama" clip.

 

2002 - Shania Twain's "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" video debuts on CMT's "Most Wanted Live".

 

2001 - The Country Music Hall of Fame inducts 12 new members: The Everly Brothers, Sam Phillips, Bill Anderson, The Louvins, The Jordanaires, The Delmore Brothers, Webb Pierce, Don Law, Ken Nelson, Don Gibson, Waylon Jennings and Homer & Jethro.

 

2000 - The Dixie Chicks win four honors in the 34th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, including Entertainer of the Year; Vocal Group; Album, for "Fly"; and Music Video, for "Goodbye Earl".

 

2000 - Toby Keith's "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" video debuts on CMT.

 

1995 - Alison Krauss takes home four trophies in the 29th annual Country Music Association awards, aired on CBS from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House: Female Vocalist of the Year; the Horizon Award; Vocal Event; and Single, for "When You Say Nothing At All".

 

1970 - Heidi Newfield born in Healdsburg, California. She joins party band Trick Pony, which earns a gold album with its 2001 debut. She leaves for a solo career in 2006, earning a 2008 hit with "Johnny And June".

 

1960 - Keyboard player Gregg Hubbard born in Orlando, Florida. He joins Mark Miller in starting Sawyer Brown, a five-man act that breaks out of "Star Search" in the 1980s, becoming one of country's most energetic live bands.

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