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2006 George Strait lifts the Jamey Johnson-penned “Give It Away” to the top of the Billboard chart

2003 Mercury releases Billy Currington‘s self-titled debut album

2003 Universal South releases the Carl Jackson-produced “Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’: Songs Of The Louvin Brothers,” featuring Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Terri Clark, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and Dierks Bentley

1992 Vince Gill and Garth Brooks are double-winners in the 26th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Gill, who co-hosts with Reba McEntire on CBS, takes Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for “Look At Us”

1989 The Judds gallop to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Let Me Tell You About Love”

1985 Steve Earle records “Guitar Town” at Nashville’s Sound Stage

1963 Eddie Montgomery is born in Lancaster, Kentucky. He joins Troy Gentry to form the Southern rock-tinged Montgomery Gentry, winning Vocal Duo of the Year honors from the Country Music Association in 2000. The act joins the Grand Ole Opry in 2009

1958 Marty Stuart is born in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He plays mandolin for Lester Flatt as a teen before building a solo career that features rockabilly-tinged hits and a Golden Globe nomination. He marries fellow Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith

1954 Patsy Cline signs her first recording contract with Bill McCall, of Four Star Records

1953 Deborah Allen is born in Memphis, Tennessee. She earns a Grammy nomination for her 1983 performance of “Baby I Lied,” but also writes John Conlee’s “I’m Only In It For The Love,” Janie Fricke’s “Let’s Stop Talkin’ About It” and Patty Loveless’ “Hurt Me Bad (In A Real Good Way)”

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