2011 - Jason Aldean earns a gold single for "My Kinda Party".


2010 - Shania Twain is featured as a guest judge on FOX-TV's "American Idol" during the season's third episode.


2005 - On the eve of George W. Bush's inauguration, Lee Greenwood, Kenny Chesney, The Gatlins, Sara Evans, Clay Walker, Lyle Lovett, Asleep At The Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, The Derailers and Neal McCoy perform at related events in Washington, D.C.


1993 - Kenny Rogers and Trisha Yearwood perform in "The Presidential Inaugural Gala" a day before Bill Clinton takes office. Others on the bill include Fleetwood Mac, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry and Elton John.


1990 - Reba McEntire's first movie, the sci-fi picture "Tremors," debuts, with Kevin Bacon in the leading role.


1985 - "How Blue" takes Reba McEntire to #1 on the Billboard country chart.


1974 - Tom T. Hall tops the Billboard country singles list with his own list of favorite things, "I Love".


1963 - Black gold, Texas tea and Flatt & Scruggs: "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett" goes to #1 in Billboard.

1946 - Dolly Parton born in Sevier County, Tennessee. First gaining attention as a duet partner with Porter Wagoner, she melds a big personality with talents in performing, writing and acting on her way into in the Country Music Hall of Fame.


1939 - Phil Everly, of The Everly Brothers, born in Chicago. Along with older brother Don, The Everlys' harmonies become an influential sound, gaining them membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


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