2005 - Dierks Bentley realizes his second gold album, for "Modern Day Drifter"
2003 - Former "Nashville Star" contestant Miranda Lambert signs with Epic Records
2001 - Aaron Tippin initiates two days of recording on "Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly"
2001 - Toby Keith's "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight" rests at #1 on the Billboard country chart
2000 - "Everywhere We Go" becomes Kenny Chesney's first double-platinum album
1992 - MCA releases George Strait's "Pure Country" soundtrack
1981 - Singer/songwriter Andy Gibson is born in Spokane, Washington. He co-writes "Don't You Wanna Stay," a 2010 Jason Aldean duet with Kelly Clarkson
1956 - Elvis Presley goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart with a double-sided hit: "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog"
1903 - Roy Acuff is born in Maynardville, Tennessee. Proclaimed the King of Country Music, he becomes synonymous with the Grand Ole Opry following his 1938 debut. In 1962, he becomes the first living inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame