By: Frank Williams Jr.
(1936) – Prominent Nashville session musician, Charles Cochran, is born. He went on to play on hit songs by Crtstal Gayle, Waylon Jennings, Charley Pride, Johnny Cash and Don Williams.
(1944) – Jimmie Davis (D.) is nominated as the candidate for governor in the Louisiana state primary.
(1968) – As they collect their trophy for Best Country & Western Song for “Jackson“. June Carter and Johnny Cash announce their plans to marry at the 10th annual Grammy Awards in Nashville.
(1984) – Several silver-screen cowboys, including Roy Rogers, make guest appearances on the ABC series “The Fall Guy”, in an episode called “King of the Cowboys”.
(1992) – Travis Tritt plays the Grand Ole Opry. Trisha Yearwood makes her debut on the show, singing “She’s In Love With The Boy“.
(1996) – The “John Michael Montgomery” album hits triple-platinum.
(2000) – Warner Bros. and Faith Hill release “The Way You Love Me” to radio.
(2004) – During The Oscar Awards, Alison Krauss performs with Sting, Elvis Costello and T Bone Burnett wearing a $2-million pair of shoes.
(2008) – Brooks & Dunn start their first ever tour in Australia.
(2012) – Montgomery Gentry makes an appearance as a special guest on CBS’s “The Price is Right”.