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2011 Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned The Night” video debuts on CMT

2007 Joe Nichols marries Heather Singleton at Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia

    
2006 The Wreckers’ debut single, “Leave The Pieces,” hits the top of the Billboard country chart

    
2004 Willie Nelson performs a concert in Plains, Georgia, for an upcoming TV special, “CMT Homecoming: Jimmy Carter In Plains”

1996 Bill Monroe dies at the Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee, five months after suffering a stroke. Acknowledged as the “Father of Bluegrass,” he joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1939 and entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970

1991 Hunter Hayes is born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. He plays every instrument, sings every part and co-writes every song on his first major-label album, which debuts in country’s Top 10 just weeks after he turns 20

1989 The late Keith Whitley is featured at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “I Wonder Do You Think Of Me”

1978 Waylon Jennings “I’ve Always Been Crazy” starts a three-week run at #1 in Billboard

1975 Joey Martin is born in Alexandria, Indiana. She joins husband Rory Lee Feek in Joey+Rory, named Top New Vocal Duo by the Academy of Country Music in 2010

1968 Buck Owens performs for president Lyndon Johnson at the White House. His set list includes “Act Naturally,” “Together Again,” “Gentle On My Mind,” “Orange Blossom Special” and “I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail”

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis takes “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On” to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1956 Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” He sings four songs, including “Love Me Tender” and “Don’t Be Cruel,” shot only from the waist up. Charles Laughton hosts in place of Sullivan, recuperating from an auto accident

Loretta Lynn Recovering

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