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Jason Aldean and Bob Seger shoot an installment of "CMT Crossroads" at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Among the songs they tackle: "Hollywood Nights," "Against The Wind," "Night Train" and "Tattoos On This Town"
Tyler Farr snares a platinum single for "Redneck Crazy"
Lady Antebellum sings the national anthem at San Francisco's AT&T Park, where the Giants beat the Texas Rangers, 9-0, in a World Series game
Big & Rich receive their first gold single, for "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)"
Alan Jackson wakes up at 4:00 a.m., inspired to write "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)," a song about healing from terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon the previous month
David Lee Murphy's "Dust On The Bottle" reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart
Atlantic releases Tracy Lawrence's debut album, "Sticks And Stones"
Brad Paisley is born in Glen Dale, West Virginia. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, he blends humor and sensitivity in a career that leads to Grand Ole Opry membership and the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award
Bill Monroe makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Foggy Mountain Top" and "Mule Skinner Blues" at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium