2009 - Evansville declares Taylor Swift Day as the singer kicks off her first headlining tour at Roberts Stadium with Kellie Pickler opening. Swift also receives a key to the city.


2008 - "Bearing Light: A Journey To Sudan," a movie featuring Big Kenny, makes its premiere during the Nashville Film Festival. It includes a live performance shot in Africa of the Big & Rich hit "Holy Water".


2006 - Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney marries Tiffany Fallon at the One & Only Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.


2002 - BNA releases Kenny Chesney's "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" album.


1996 - Bryan White meets "Second Noah" actress Erika Page for the first time, during the Sizzlin' Country concert for cystic fibrosis in Los Angeles. They begin dating a year later, and marry in 2000.


1994 - Lari White marries Chuck Cannon, a co-writer on John Michael Montgomery's "I Love The Way You Love Me".


1992 - A 13-mile stretch of Mississippi Highway 23 is renamed for Tammy Wynette.


1968 - Vocalist-guitarist Tim Womack born in Brownwood, Texas. He helps form Sons Of The Desert, whose 1997 debut album yields hits with "Whatever Comes First" and "Leaving October." The group also sings on Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance".

1956 - Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut, with Shecky Green and the Freddy Martin Orchestra, at the New Frontier Hotel. Reaction is so negative, his four-week booking ends after two weeks.