2007 - Trace Adkins tops the Billboard country chart with "Ladies Love Country Boys"
2001 - Diamond Rio takes "One More Day" to #1 in Billboard
2000 - Vince Gill marries Christian singer Amy Grant in Nashville, with about 75 people attending. Grant takes her vows barefoot
1989 - Guitarist Rachel Reinert is born in Sarasota, Florida. She makes her Grand Ole Opry debut days before her 20th birthday as a member of Gloriana, a harmony act that earns hits with 2009's "Wild At Heart" and 2011's "(Kissed You) Good Night"
1983 - Carrie Underwood is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Her 2005 participation in "American Idol" is a prologue to a career marked by soaring performances, platinum albums and a ream of Female Vocalist honors
1981 - Eddie Rabbitt's "I Love A Rainy Night" is certified gold
1979 - Invited by Porter Wagoner, R&B legend James Brown plays the Grand Ole Opry, lacing his 17-minute set with the country songs "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Tennessee Waltz." Jean Shepard complains; Barbara Mandrell says the appearance is overdue
1973 - Tammy Wynette tops the Billboard country singles chart with "'Til I Get It Right"