2004 - Dierks Bentley undergoes knee surgery in Nashville, nine days after an on-stage accident left him with a torn ligament and bruised knee bone.

2003 - Joe Nichols picks up his first #1 single in Billboard with "Brokenheartsville".

2002 - The movie "Panic Room," starring Jodie Foster, opens in American theaters. Dwight Yoakam has a villainous role.

2000 - Faith Hill's "Breathe" album is certified triple-platinum.

1999 - Thirteen years after its release, Steve Earle's "Guitar Town" album is certified gold.

1998 - Martina McBride has her second daughter, Emma Justine McBride.

1997 - Reba McEntire's "How Was I To Know" makes its way to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

1980 - Conway Twitty nets a #1 country single in Billboard with "I'd Love To Lay You Down".

1969 - Keyboard player Brady Seals born in Hamilton, Ohio. As a member of Little Texas, he contributes to such hits as "What Might Have Been," "God Blessed Texas" and "Kick A Little" before leaving in 1994 for a solo career.

1960 - Tootsie's Orchid Lounge opens on lower Broadway in Nashville, just around the corner from the Grand Ole Opry. The small, lavender bar becomes a "hang-out" for the likes of Willie Nelson, Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran and Mel Tillis.

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