On this Country Day in History
2013 Trace Adkins raises $670,000 for the American Red Cross on "The Celebrity Apprentice"
2005 Dierks Bentley's "Lot Of Leavin' Left To Do" video debuts
2002 Brooks & Dunn perform with ZZ Top at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, with the show filmed for later airing on "CMT Crossroads." The set list includes "Gimme All Your Lovin'," "La Grange," "Boot Scootin' Boogie" and "Hard Workin' Man"
2002 GeorgeStrait plays the final Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show concert held at Houston's Astrodome
2000 Tracy Lawrence nets his second double-platinum album, for "Time Marches On"
1990 Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome, kicking off their first concert tour as the Highwaymen
1984 Exile gains its first #1 country hit with "Woke Up In Love"
2010 Rascal Flatts has a guest shot on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." The script has bass player Jay DeMarcus electrocuted in the opening scene as the band plays "Unstoppable"
2008 Alan Jackson's album "Good Time" is released
2006 Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton’s "When I Get Where I'm Going" goes #1
2003 Toby Keith leads the pack with 8 nominations for the Academy of Country Music. Alan Jackson picks up six nominations, while Kenny Chesney and Trick Pony take five apiece
1994 "Reba McEntire's Greatest Hits" is her fifth double-platinum album
1983 George Jones marries Nancy Sepulveda at the home of his sister, Helen Scroggins, in Woodville, Texas. The newlyweds eat their wedding-night dinner at a Burger King in Jasper, Texas
1980 "Coal Miner's Daughter," the story of Loretta Lynn's life, premieres in Nashville, with Sissy Spacek in the lead role. Also receiving minor roles: Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl
1978 Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson park themselves at #1 in Billboard, where they remain for four weeks, with "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"
1975 Mac Davis wins Favorite Male Musical Performer and Olivia Newton-John the female honor in the first People's Choice Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Other winners: The Osmonds, Barbra Streisand, John Wayne and Mary Tyler Moore
2009 Taylor Swift makes her TV acting debut on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
2007 GeorgeStrait racks up eight nominations to top the ballot in the Academy of Country Music Awards, unveiled at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame. Brooks & Dunn collects seven, and Ronnie Dunn garners another on his own
2005 Pat Green makes his Grand Ole Opry debut at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House
2004 Gretchen Wilson's debut single, "Redneck Woman," is released. Along the way, Wilson namechecks redneck inspirations Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, George Strait, Charlie Daniels, Tanya Tucker and Hank Williams Jr.
1991 MCA releases Vince Gill's "Pocket Full Of Gold" album
1986 MCA releases Steve Earle's album "GuitarTown"
1976 Johnny Cash records "One Piece At A Time" at the House of Cash
1973 Alabama, billed as Wildcountry, makes its debut at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The band remains regulars at the club for the next seven years
1963 A plane crash in Camden, Tennessee, claims the lives of Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and pilot Randy Hughes as they return to Nashville from a charity
2012 GarthBrooks, Connie Smith and Hargus "Pig" Robbins are the 2012 inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame
2010 In the closing notes of his final song, "Alcohol," Brad Paisley falls off stage at the Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina. He's treated for bruises at a local hospital
2006 Miranda Lamberts’ "Kerosene" goes gold
2003 George Jones is presented a National Medal of Arts award at the White House. The award is bestowed by the National Endowment for the Arts
1999 George Jones is seriously injured in a one-car accident while driving home in Nashville. The wreck occurs while Jones tries to play his next single, "Choices," for his stepdaughter via cellphone. Authorities later find an opened vodka bottle in the car
1999 Sara Evans "No Place That Far" goes #1
1990 Singer/songwriter Clara Henningsen is born at home in Atwood, Illinois. She becomes one-third of the family group The Henningsens and a co-writer of two of The Band Perry's hits: "You Lie" and "All Your Life"
1983 Country Music Television (CMT) makes its cable debut. The first video to air on the channel: Faron Young's "It's Four In The Morning"
2011 Taylor Swift's song "Mean" is released
2010 Songwriters Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett win the Oscar award for Best Original Song, recognizing "The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)," at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles
2008 Faith Hill's "Breathe" is #1 on the "40 Sexiest Music Videos" list.
2001 The Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts cite 365 Songs of the Century, including more than 50 country titles. Among them: Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance," featuring The Sons Of The Desert
1998 GeorgeStrait collects a #1 single for "Round About Way"
1998 Sara Evans makes her Grand Ole Opry debut, singing "Your Cheatin' Heart"
1995 The "Honeymoon In Vegas" soundtrack goes platinum. The album features remakes of Elvis Presley songs by Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Billy Joel, Travis Tritt, Ricky Van Shelton, Bono, Dwight Yoakam, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, among others
1986 Randy Travis makes his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. After an introduction from Little Jimmy Dickens, he performs "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
1971 Gilley's nightclub opens in Pasadena, Texas. Named for part-owner Mickey Gilley, the home of the mechanical bull provides the inspiration for the 1980 movie "Urban Cowboy," which results in a short-term country trend