A Kentucky county clerk temporarily closed her office Thursday, hours after denying a marriage license to a same-sex couple. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in the two months since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the country.
August 14 powered by1995 - Garth Brooks' "The Hits" becomes the first best-of album by a country-based artist certified for shipments of 7 million units
1995 - Shania Twain is certified double-platinum for the first time in her career, with "The Woman In Me"
1982 - Ernest Tubb makes his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry
1964 - Roy Rogers has a nine-hour surgery to repair vertebrae in his back damaged by years of riding his horse, Trigger
1942 - Record producer Brent Maher is born in Great Bend, Kansas. His credits include The Judds' "Why Not Me," Dottie West's "A Lesson In Leavin'," Michael Johnson's "Bluer Than Blue" and Tanya Tucker's "Some Kind Of Trouble"
1941 - Connie Smith is born in Elkhart, Indiana. The Grand Ole Opry powerhouse debuts with 1964's "Once A Day," making hits consistently for nine years. In 1997, she marries fellow Opry star Marty Stuart. In 2012, she joins the Country Music Hall of Fame