1981 - Mickey Gilley's remake of "You Don't Know Me" hits #1 on the Billboard country chart.Mickey Gilley performs his 1981 #1 hit.


2009 - Financial company TIAA-CREF begins airing a television commercial that features Lady Antebellum's "I Run To You" behind on-screen images of meerkats.


2007 - Brooks & Dunn nab a platinum album for "The Greatest Hits Collection II".


2006 - The Wreckers' "Stand Still, Look Pretty" album is certified gold.


2003 - One week after his death, Johnny Cash wins three trophies at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville.


2002 - Brad Paisley kicks off his first headlining tour, performing at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix. Pinmonkey opens the show, sponsored by CMT.


1998 - Eddie Rabbitt, Kent Robbins ("Straight Tequila Night") and Merle Kilgore ("Ring Of Fire") are inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel in Nashville.


1973 - Gram Parsons dies at Joshua Tree, California, of an accidental chemical overdose. A former member of The Byrds, one of country-rock's seminal acts, Parsons influenced Emmylou Harris to take up country music.


1970 - Ray Price nets a #1 Billboard country single with "For The Good Times," written by Kris Kristofferson.


1964 - Trisha Yearwood is born in Monticello, Georgia. A powerful vocalist in the vein of her idol Linda Ronstadt, she wins a Grammy for her 1997 recording of "How Do I Live" and becomes one of the most revered country acts of the 1990s.

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