On this day in 2010, Taylor Swift was on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world… at #37, swift was the only country artist named in the poll.

Today in 2000, Brad Paisley's album Who Needs Pictures was certified gold ... Brad is all geared up to release his latest album This Is Country Music on May 24th.

Trisha Yearwood scored her third Billboard number one single today in 1995 with "Thinkin' About You".

And happy birthday to country music hall of famer Merle Haggard who turns 74 today.