1962 - Singer-songwriter Kristen Hall born in Gross Pointe, Michigan. She's a founding member of the trio Sugarland, introduced in 2004, but leaves at the end of 2005 before the act reaches its peak.


2011 - Taylor Swift welcomes a surprise guest, Shawn Colvin, to sing "Sunny Came Home" during a concert at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.


2006 - Reba McEntire is celebrated in the first "CMT Giants" concert at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre. Participants include Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna, Martina McBride, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Nettles and LeAnn Rimes.


2005 - Brooks & Dunn shoot the video to "Believe" in Adams, Tennessee.


2004 - Mercury releases Sugarland's debut album, "Twice The Speed Of Life".


2002 - The Statler Brothers head into retirement, playing their final date as a touring act at the Salem Civic Center in Virginia. Their last song: "Amazing Grace".


2000 - Garth Brooks announces his plans to retire during a party to celebrate his certification for sales of 100 million albums at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Brooks says he'll record one more album before he quits.


1999 - MCA releases Gary Allan's "Smoke Rings In The Dark" album.


1991 - Travis Tritt goes to #1 in Billboard with "Anymore".


1967 - Singer-guitarist Keith Urban born in New Zealand. Introduced through a three-piece band, The Ranch, he becomes one of the first country icons of the 21st century, winning the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year in 2005

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