1928 – Songwriter and musician Don Gibson is born in Shelby, North Carolina. Gibson was nicknamed “The Sad Poet” and died November 17, 2003.
1942 – Billy Joe Royal is born on this day in Valdosta, Georgia.
1971 – Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty dominate at #1 on the US Country Singles Chart with After the Fire Is Gone.
1981 – Hank Williams Jr. is #1 on the US Country Singles Chart with “Texas Women.
2005 – Miranda Lambert is #1 on the US country chart with her first studio album, Kerosene.
2014 – Country guitarist Arthur Smith dies at the age of 93.