- 2011, Ronnie Dunn sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Rangers Ballpark In Arlington as Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals swamp the Texas Rangers, 16-7, in a World Series game
- 2006, Little Big Town backs John Mellencamp’s performance of “Our Country” before Game 2 of the World Series at Detroit’s Comerica Park. Josh Gracin sings “God Bless America” during the seventh inning as the Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1
- 1968, Shelby Lynne is born in Quantico, Virginia. Highly revered by critics for her emotive singing and wide stylistic range, she earns two minor country hits in 1990 but oddly wins the Grammy for Best New Artist 11 years later
- 1965, Ernest Tubb is named to the Country Music Hall Of Fame during a ceremony at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium
via CMT : Country Music News : This Day in Country Music.