2010 - "Country Strong" debuts in Los Angeles and Nashville. Tim McGraw portrays the manager of a singer played by Gwyneth Paltrow in the picture, which also has roles for Ed Bruce, Lari White and Jim Lauderdale.


2009 - The Zac Brown Band's "Highway 20 Ride" video premieres on CMT.com.


2006 - Jason Michael Carroll performs "Alyssa Lies" when he makes his Grand Ole Opry debut at

Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.


2000 - "O, Brother Where Art Thou?" debuts in New York and Los Angeles. Produced by the Coen Brothers, the movie stars George Clooney and John Goodman, with a soundtrack that features Alison Krauss, The Whites and Emmylou Harris, among others.


1995 - The Recording Industry Association of America awards a platinum album for Clint Black's "One Emotion".


1994 - Martina McBride delivers her first baby, a 6-pound, 4-ounce girl, Delaney Katharine.


1984 - The Judds and "Why Not Me" are found at #1 on the Billboard country chart.


1973 - Merle Haggard is perched at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "If We Make It Through December".


1960 - Guitarist Chuck Mead born in Nevada, Missouri. He becomes one of two lead vocalists in BR549, a traditionally-influenced band that emerges from the lower Broadway club scene in Nashville to become critical favorite in the 1990s.


1948 - Hank Williams records "Lovesick Blues" in Cincinnati at the E.T. Herzog Studio.