2007 - Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts secure three nominations apiece to lead the field as the finalists are announce for the CMT Music Awards.


2006 - The Recording Industry Association of America awards a gold album for Josh Turner's "Your Man".


1998 - Anita Cochran teams with Steve Wariner at #1 with her only chart-topping single, "What If I Said".


1998 - Garth Brooks serves as both host and musical guest, performing "Two Pina Coladas" on the NBC show "Saturday Night Live".


1996 - Vince Gill's "Go Rest High On That Mountain" wins two trophies--Best Country Song and Best Male Country Vocal Performance--during the 38th annual Grammy awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.


1993 - Travis Tritt gets his first acting role in the TV movie "Rio Diablo," alongside Naomi Judd and Kenny Rogers.


1984 - Anne Murray's "A Little Good News" wins Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, during the 26th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.


1977 - Jason Aldean born in Macon, Georgia. Beginning in 2005, he mixes traditional country and rock in a series of hits, including "Hicktown," "She's Country" and "Big Green Tractor," earning a double-platinum album with his 2010 release "My Kinda Party".


1966 - Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens are double-winners at the inaugural Academy of Country & Western Music awards, held at the Palladium in Hollywood. Miller is named Man of the Year and Top Songwriter.

1940 - Singer-songwriter Joe South born in Atlanta, Georgia. A pop hitmaker responsible for "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" and "Games People Play," he also writes Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden," "Fool Me" and "How Can I Unlove You".