- 2003, Johnny Cash holds his final session, recording “Engine One-Forty-Three” at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee
- 1988, Kacey Musgraves is born in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She wins New Artist of the Year at the Country Music Association awards in 2013 following her debut single, “Merry Go ‘Round.” She also co-writes Miranda Lambert’s hit “Mama’s Broken Heart”
- 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” brings The Charlie Daniels Band a gold single
- 1938, Kenny Rogers is born in St. Joseph’s Infirmary in Houston. His pop-laced ballads and story songs in the 1970s and ’80s make him one of country’s best all-time sellers, with more than 25 gold albums. He expands his reach with a lengthy acting career, entering the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013
via CMT : Country Music News : This Day in Country Music.