1946: The Bellamy Brothers singer/songwriter Howard Bellamy is born in Darby, Florida.
1960: Loretta Lynn signs her first contract with Zero Records.
1974: “Jolene” scores Dolly Parton her second #1 country hit single. Parton says that the inspiration for the story was a tall, red-headed bank teller whom Parton believed was flirting with her husband, and her husband’s apparent vulnerability to the teller’s charm.
1986: Country music artist Blaine Larsen is born in Tacoma, Washington.
1992: “A Jukebox with a Country Song” by Doug Stone sits at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart. This was Stone’s second chart-topper.
1993: Willie Nelson (pictured) agrees to pay $9 million of the $16.7 million he owes the IRS.
2007: Country musician Terry McMillan, who played harmonica and percussion, dies at the age of 53. He worked with powerhouse artists such as Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Kenny Chesney, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood, and the Dixie Chicks.