1962: Country music singer/songwriter Richie McDonald is born in Lubbock, Texas. McDonald was the lead singer of Lonestar from 1992 until his departure in 2007.
1967: Country music singer/songwriter, guitarist, and record producer Anita Cockerham is born in South Lyon, Michigan. She made her debut on the US country charts with her first album Back to You.
2005: American singer/songwriter and manager Wyatt Merle Kilgore dies. He co-wrote (with June Carter), “Ring Of Fire”, which became a hit for Johnny Cash, ending Cash’s three-year career slump.
2010: Wynonna Judd announces that she will reunite with her mother, Naomi Judd, to tour and record a studio album as The Judds (pictured) by the end of 2010.