- 2009, Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” video premieres on CMT
- 1993, Scotty McCreery is born in Garner, North Carolina. He wins “American Idol” in 2011, leading to the release of his first album, “Clear As Day,” within months
- 1989, Hank Williams Jr.’s duet with Hank Sr. on “There’s A Tear In My Beer” wins two honors during the 23rd annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House: Vocal Event and Music Video of the Year, directed by Ethan Russell
- 1978, Dolly Parton’s dress splits as she walks off with the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award during the 12th annual ceremony at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House
via CMT : Country Music News : This Day in Country Music.