2011 - Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" video debuts on CMT.
2005 - Ralph Stanley undergoes a triple bypass operation in Virginia.
2001 - Jamie O'Neal has surgery in Nashville for a ruptured disc in her back, an injury aggravated during Fan Fair a week earlier.
Early ’90s hitmaker Billy Dean received horrible news while on tour with Kenny Rogers shortly before Christmas. His 1,500-square foot barn burned to the ground after a fire started on Dean Acres, his farm in Smithville, Tenn., a small town located 65 miles east of Nashville.
It’s been awhile since Billy Dean released some new music — and even longer since he tasted the kind of chart success he enjoyed with his first few albums in the early ’90s — but he’s making plans to change all that.
Dean has partnered with the Naturipe Farms collective for a series of new recordings, starting with a digital EP that’s currently available on iTunes). He also has plans for a full al