2006 - Country Music Hall of Famer Buck Owens dies in his sleep at his Bakersfield home. Known for his red, white and blue guitar, Owens hosted TV's "Hee Haw" for more than 15 years and left such classics as "Together Again" and "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail".

2006 - Mindy McCready gives birth to her first child, Zander Ryan McCready, in Nashville.


2003 - Josh Gracin performs the Garth Brooks hit "Ain't Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)" on FOX-TV's "American Idol".


1989 - Reba McEntire takes the top spot on the Billboard country chart with "New Fool At An Old Game".


1987 - Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis' "Forever And Ever, Amen".


1981 - Fifteen days after he earned his first gold single, Eddie Rabbitt picks up a second, for "Drivin' My Life Away".


1974 - Charlie Rich wins three times in the ninth annual Academy Of Country Music awards at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. Rich swipes Top Male Vocalist, Single Record and Album of the Year for "Behind Closed Doors," also named Song of the Year.


1971 - Lynn Anderson earns the only gold album of her career, with "Rose Garden".


1966 - Buck Owens records a live album at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall, kicking off the concert with "Act Naturally." Opening the show: Dick Curless.


1963 - Johnny Cash records "Ring Of Fire" at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville.

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