2012 - Little Big Town Brings the new sound of summer. "Pontoon" video has its TV debut on CMT.


2005 - Keith Urban's "Making Memories Of Us" begins a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country singles chart.


1999 - Brad Paisley makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.


1997 - CMT premieres the videos to both the Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes versions of "How Do I Live" on "CMT Delivery Room".


1996 - MCA releases Vince Gill's album "High Lonesome Sound".


1994 - Tim McGraw collects his first #1 single in Billboard with "Don't Take The Girl".


1967 - Barbara Mandrell marries drummer Ken Dudney at the First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside, California.


1962 - Singer-songwriter Phil Vassar is born in Lynchburg, Virginia. He builds a series of hits as an artist on top of a songwriting resume that includes "Right On The Money," "I'm Alright," "Bye-Bye," "Little Red Rodeo" and "My Next Thirty Years".


1956 - Dobro player Jerry Douglas is born in Warren, Ohio. A member of Alison Krauss + Union Station, he plays on such country hits as Randy Travis' "Diggin' Up Bones," Sara Evans' "Born To Fly," Little Big Town's "Boondocks" and Chris Hillman & Roger McGuinn's "You Ain't Going Nowhere".


1956 - Studio musician Brent Rowan is born in Waxahachie, Texas. He wins the Academy of Country Music's Top Guitarist in 1989, first playing on John Conlee's "Friday Night Blues," then working with Alabama, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain, among others.

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