2011 - Curb Records accuses Tim McGraw of breach of contract in a lawsuit...

It claims he recorded his "Emotional Traffic" album too soon after the previous release.


2006 - The Wreckers make their Grand Ole Opry debut.


2005 - Jason Aldean performs "Hicktown" and "Why" as he makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.


2003 - Joe Nichols attains his first gold album, for his debut, "Man With A Memory".


2000 - Kenny Rogers' "Buy Me A Rose" sprouts at #1 on the Billboard country chart with vocal assistance from Alison Krauss and Billy Dean.


1997 - Decca releases Lee Ann Womack's self-titled debut album.


1986 - "Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Volume 2" is certified gold.


1966 - Darius Rucker is born in Charleston, South Carolina. The lead singer of Hootie + The Blowfish, he becomes a solo country artist in 2008, winning the Country Music Association's New Artist of the Year in 2009.


1966 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gives its first performance at The Paradox in Orange, California.


1965 - Lari White is born in Dunedin, Florida. The soulful vocalist nets three hits in the 1990s and acts in the Tom Hanks movie "Cast Away." She also becomes the first woman to produce an album by a major male star: Toby Keith's "White Trash With Money".


1957 - Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up" ascends to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

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