On this date in history…
2014 – Toby Keith kicks off his first Australian concert tour with The Eli Young Band and Kellie Pickler.
2011 – Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” is released to radio.
2009 – Keith Urban sits at the top of the Billboard country singles list with “Sweet Thing”.
1998 – Jo Dee Messina makes her Grand Ole Opry debut and sings”Lesson In Leavin'”.
1992 – Willie Nelson holds Farm Aid V, featuring Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Walsh, Mary Chapin Carpenter & more.
1979 – Chris Klein was born.
1974 – Grace Park was born.
1972 – “Help Me Make It Through The Night” wins twice at the 14th annual Grammy Awards: Best Country Song for Kris Kristofferson and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, for Sammi Smith.
1972 – California Governor Ronald Reagan pardons Merle Haggard for a 1957 attempted robbery that saw Haggard in jail.
1970 – Kristian Bush was born.
1948 – Billy Crystal was born.
1933 – Quincy Jones was born.
1933 – Michael Caine was born.