2008 - Arista releases Brad Paisley's duet with Keith Urban, "Start A Band," to radio. It pays a lyrical nod to a pair of classic-rock songs: "Free Bird" and "Ramblin Man".


2007 - Rodney Atkins climbs to #1 on the Billboard chart with "These Are My People".


2005 - Capitol releases Trace Adkins' "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" to radio.


1997 - LeAnn Rimes' version of "How Do I Live" is certified platinum.


1990 - Alabama's "Jukebox In My Mind" begins a three-week run at #1 on the Billboard country list.


1973 - He's been this far several times: Conway Twitty reaches #1 in Billboard with "You've Never Been This Far Before".


1965 - The movie "Forty-Acre Feud" opens in Nashville. The cast includes: Bill Anderson, Loretta Lynn, Skeeter Davis, Roy Drusky, Ferlin Husky, George Jones, Minnie Pearl, Ray Price, Del Reeves, Hugh X. Lewis and guitarist Eddie Hill.


1963 - Songwriter Gary Baker born in Niagara Falls, New York. His successes include: John Michael Montgomery's "I Swear," Reba McEntire's "One Honest Heart," Lonestar's "I'm Already There" and Alabama's "Once Upon A Lifetime".


1932 - Virginia Hensley born in Winchester, Virginia. As Patsy Cline, she becomes one of the classiest vocalists in country music history, with pop-tinged hits such as "Crazy" and "I Fall To Pieces" gaining her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.


1927 - Songwriter Harlan Howard is born in Detroit. Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, his long list of credits includes The Judds' "Why Not Me," Patsy Cline's "I Fall To Pieces," and Buck Owens' "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail," by Buck Owens.