1923 Born on this day, in Pike County, Alabama, was Audrey Williams. She met Hank Williams in 1943 at the age of 20, and the couple married before a Justice of the Peace at a gas station near Andalusia, Alabama in December 1944.
1977 Born on this day in Macon, Georgia, was Jason Aldean
1981 Country music star Eddie Rabbitt crossed over to the Pop chart to score a #1 hit with “I Love a Rainy Night”.
1992 Garth Brooks was at #1 on the Country charts with “What She’s Doing Now.
1996 Alison Krauss won Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Baby, Now That I’ve Found You” at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards.
2009 Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally were at #1 on the Country charts with “Down the Road.”
1992 – Travis Tritt became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
1966 Roger Miller was a double-winner at the inaugural Academy of Country & Western Music awards
1966 Capitol releases Merle Haggard’s “Swinging Doors”