2001 - Reba McEntire begins shooting the WB sitcom "Reba" in Los Angeles.


2012 - Eric Church tops the nominations list for the Country Music Association awards. He's a finalist in five categories, including Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for "Chief"; and Single, Song and Music Video, for "Springsteen".


2007 - Taylor Swift realizes a gold single for "Teardrops On My Guitar".


2005 - CMT premieres Dierks Bentley's "Come A Little Closer" video.


2004 - Trick Pony appears on the first day of Jerry Lewis' annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Others who lend their talents include Kenny Rogers, The Warren Brothers, Joe Nichols, Brad Cotter, Elton John, Tony Orlando, Dr. Phil and Julie Roberts.


1995 - Wade Hayes earns his first gold album, for "Old Enough To Know Better".


1992 - Vince Gill earns his first #1 single in Billboard with "I Still Believe In You".


1957 - Elvis Presley records "Blue Christmas" to begin three days of sessions for his first holiday album. Elvis also cuts "Treat Me Nice." The sessions are held at Radio Recorders in Hollywood.


1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford sings "Sixteen Tons" on his daytime variety show. Fan mail pours in, and Ford records it two weeks later.


1951 - Drummer Jamie Oldaker born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A member of Eric Clapton's band for much of the 1970s and '80s, he joins The Tractors, whose 1994 hit "Baby Likes To Rock It" makes them the first country act to earn a gold debut album without touring.

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