- 2011, Rascal Flatts joins the Grand Ole Opry, performing three songs in the process: “Why Wait,” “I Won’t Let Go” and “Life Is A Highway.” Former Brooks & Dunn member Ronnie Dunn also makes his solo Opry debut
- 2004, Keith Urban launches his first headlining tour, sponsored by CMT, at Emens Auditorium in Muncie, Indiana
- 2002, Trace Adkins suffers a hairline sternum fracture and bruises when he’s pinned under a tractor in a freak accident while building a gravel road on his property in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He’s immediately hospitalized and cancels two Texas concerts
- 1984, Anne Murray is the only double-winner in the 18th annual Country Music Association awards, held at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Murray becomes the first woman to win Album of the Year, for “A Little Good News,” while the title track wins Single
- 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis records “Great Balls Of Fire” at the Sun Studios in Memphis
via CMT : Country Music News : This Day in Country Music.