- 2004, Jeff Foxworthy’s “Redneck Stomp” comes out on top as CMT premieres the special “20 Funniest Videos”
- 1997, “Strawberry Wine” takes Song of the Year at the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 30th Songwriter Achievement Awards. Vice Gill wins Songwriter/Artist of the Year for the third time. Mark D. Sanders claims Top Songwriter
- 1988, Vern Gosdin picks up a #1 single in Billboard with a song that celebrates Ernest Tubb, “Set ‘Em Up Joe”
- 1983, “Pancho And Lefty” propels Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard to the top spot on the Billboard country chart
- 1977, Fiddler David Pichette is born in Montreal, Quebec. He joins Emerson Drive in June 2003, replacing Pat Allingham one month after the band was named the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Group
via CMT : Country Music News : This Day in Country Music.