By Frank Williams Jr.

(1914) – 1965 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Ernest Tubb, is born near Crisp, TX.

(1947)Joe Ely is born in Amarillo, TX.

(1963)Travis Tritt is born in Marietta, GA.

(1975) – At the Autumn Recording Studio in Garland, TX. Willie Nelson records “Blue Eyes in the Rain”.

(1980) – “Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight” becomes a #1 hit for the Oak Ridge Boys on the Billboard Country Chart.

(1991)Mark Chestnutt scores his first career #1 hit on the Billboard Country Chart with “Brother Jukebox”.

(2001) – The soundtrack to the film, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” goes gold. Names featured on the album: Alison Krauss, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Emmy-Lou Harris, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, Harry McClintock, The Whites and Norman Blake.

(2006)Brad Paisley goes gold with his song, “Alcohol”.

(2009)Sugarland debuts “It Happens” on radio.

(2011)Taylor Swift makes her first ever appearance in Singapore while kicking off the international leg of the “Speak Now” Tour.

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