1982 - Kenny Rogers goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Love Will Turn You Around".

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2008 - Trace Adkins performs the national anthem at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, where John McCain accepts the presidential nomination during the Republican National Convention.


2005 - The "Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon" gets underway with Billy Gilman among Lewis' four co-hosts. Country stars appearing include Charlie Daniels and Keith Anderson.


2001 - Trace and Rhonda Adkins have a daughter, Brianna Rhea Adkins, in Nashville.


1998 - Jo Dee Messina is certified for the first time, gaining a gold album for "I'm Alright" and a gold single for the double-sided hit "I'm Alright" and "Bye Bye".


1991 - Dottie West dies five days after a car accident while on her way to the Grand Ole Opry. Her career featured sporadic hits from 1963 through the early-1980s, including "Country Sunshine," "A Lesson In Leavin'" and several duets with Kenny Rogers.


1981 - Guitarist Tom Gossin born in Utica, New York. He helps form Gloriana in 2007 with the band earning its first hit, "Wild At Heart," in 2009.


1981 - MCA releases George Strait's debut album, "Strait Country".


1973 - Charlie Rich grabs his first gold single, "Behind Closed Doors".


1946 - Guitarist Don Potter born in Glens Falls, New York. After arranging Dan Hill's 1978 pop hit "Sometimes When We Touch," he becomes a significant contributor to The Judds, playing the guitar hook on "Why Not Me" and writing "One Hundred And Two".

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