2006 - BNA releases "She Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool: A Tribute To Barbara Mandrell." Contributors include Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Shelby Lynne, Terri Clark, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Owen, Dierks Bentley and Sara Evans.


2002 - Drummer Brian Prout completes a stint in jury duty, involved in deliberations while his Diamond Rio bandmates attend a party to celebrate the success of "Beautiful Mess".


2002 - Lee Ann Womack sings "I Hope You Dance" with Gloria Estefan while taping Lifetime Television's third annual "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars" at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre. Also appearing: The Pretenders, Chaka Khan and Michelle Branch.


2001 - Lonestar's "With Me" video debuts on CMT's "Most Wanted Live." The piece represents the directorial debut of drummer Keech Rainwater.


2000 - RCA releases Sara Evans' "Born To Fly" album.


1988 - Hank Williams Jr. wins his second Entertainer of the Year trophy and claims Album of the Year, for "Born To Boogie," during the 22nd annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. K.T. Oslin joins him as a double-winner.


1986 - The Bellamy Brothers score their first gold album with their "Greatest Hits".


1981 - T.G. Sheppard's "Party Time" hits the top of the Billboard country chart.


1970 - The Kris Kristofferson song "Sunday Morning Coming Down" takes Johnny Cash to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.


1958 - Tanya Tucker born in Seminole, Texas. After emerging as a teenager, she becomes one of country's more feisty females, with a gritty vocal style netting such hits as "Delta Dawn," "Texas (When I Die)" and "Down To My Last Teardrop".


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