1992 - Collin Raye's "In This Life" rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

2011 - ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr.'s "Monday Night Football" theme the same day the singer makes a statement on FOX News widely interpreted as comparing president Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

2008 - "An American Carol" debuts in movie theaters with Trace Adkins playing a ghost in the political satire. Also appearing: Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper and Leslie Nielsen.

2003 - "CMT Crossroads" debuts a new episode of the concert series, pairing Kenny Chesney with John Mellencamp. Radney Foster acts as host.

2002 - Faith Hill's "Cry" video premieres on CMT.

1998 - Tim McGraw rests at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Where The Green Grass Grows".

1998 - Willie Nelson holds Farm Aid '98 at the New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park, Illinois, with Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Michael Peterson, Toby Keith, Vern Gosdin, David Allan Coe, K.T. Oslin, Steve Earle, John Mellencamp and Martina McBride on the bill.

1995 - Dwight Yoakam halts his rehearsal for the Country Music Association awards at the Grand Ole Opry House to watch the verdict in the O.J. Simpson trial handed down on TV. Simpson is found not guilty, and Yoakam goes back to work.


1989 - MCA releases Marty Stuart's "Hillbilly Rock" album.

1955 - Earl Scruggs suffers a fractured hip in an early-morning automobile accident 15 miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee. Also hurt in the crash are his wife, Louise, and sons Gary and Randy Scruggs

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