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2011 Capitol releases Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly” to radio

2006 MCA releases Vince Gill’s “These Days,” an unprecedented box set featuring four discs of entirely new material. Guests on the project include Sheryl Crow, Rodney Crowell, Gretchen Wilson, Phil Everly, LeAnn Rimes, John Anderson, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris and Amy Grant

2006 Tim McGraw receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His honor is located at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Virgin Records store

1997 SHeDAISY’s Kelsi Osborn marries Steve Simpson

1992 Billy Ray Cyrus performs the national anthem at the World Series as the Braves beat the Blue Jays, 3-1. The Atlanta Journal says: “Unofficially, it was the first time the pelvic thrust was brought into ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ for a World Series game”

1990 Naomi Judd tells reporters she has hepatitis and will have to give up performing. She and Wynonna hold the press conference in the same room in which they auditioned for RCA in 1983

1989 As Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers prepare to sing the national anthem before the third game of the World Series in San Francisco, a major earthquake rocks the city, postponing their performance, and the game

1989 Mercury releases The Kentucky HeadHunters’ “Pickin’ On Nashville” album

1987 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hooks a #1 record in Billboard with “Fishin’ In The Dark”

1958 Alan Jackson is born in Newnan, Georgia. The first artist signed to Arista Records’ country division in 1989, he becomes a traditional icon thanks to such hits as “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” “Chattahoochee,” “Gone Country” and “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)”

1941 Earl Thomas Conley is born in Portsmouth, Ohio. After writing hits for Conway Twitty and Mel Street, he fashions a string of his own tuneful singles in the 1980s, including “Fire & Smoke,” “That Was A Close One” and “Your Love’s On The Line”

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