2010 - Mercury releases the two-disc Jamey Johnson album "The Guitar Song".


2005 - Actress Renee Zellweger files for an annulment of her marriage to Kenny Chesney in Los Angeles, barely four months after the couple exchanged vows.


2004 - Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson and Martina McBride each receive double nominations for the American Music Awards.


1996 - Mindy McCready makes the #1 position in Billboard with "Guys Do It All The Time".


1992 - Atlantic releases John Michael Montgomery's first single, "Life's A Dance".


1979 - Kenny Rogers receives a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


1978 - Danielle Peck born at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Raised in Ohio, she comes to prominence in 2006 with her self-titled debut album and her first Top 15 hit, "Findin' A Good Man".


1976 - Waylon Jennings garners six nominations and Willie Nelson picks up five as the Country Music Association announces the finalists for its annual awards in Nashville.


1959 - John Berry born in Aiken, South Carolina. The strong-voiced singer rises to prominence in 1994 with his Grammy-nominated "Your Love Amazes Me," developing a short string of mostly cheery hits.


1956 - Singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman born. Primarily a pop recording artist, she writes many country hits, including "This Kiss," by Faith Hill; "Here We Are," by Alabama; "Five Minutes," by Lorrie Morgan; and "You Say You Will," by Trisha Yearwood.