- 2012 – Rocker Aaron Lewis of Staind signed a recording deal to be a solo country artist with Blaster Entertainment
- 2008 – Carrie Underwood was inducted into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry
- 2005 – Dierks Bentley released his album Modern Day Drifter
- 1986 – The Judds hit #1 with “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)
- 1969 – Merle Haggard hit #1 on the Country charts with “Hungry Eyes”
- 1909 – Country Music Hall of Famer Mother Maybelle Carter was born in Virginia
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