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Blake Shelton sings "Neon Light" and "Boys 'Round Here" as the host and musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and George W. Bush are all spotted at the Superdome in New Orleans for the NFC Championship Game, a 31-28 overtime win for the Saints against the Minnesota Vikings
MCA releases Josh Turner's album "Your Man"
Joe Nichols sets a Grand Ole Opry precedent while performing "Brokenheartsville" at the Ryman Auditorium. A green bra is tossed from the seats as he sings, supposedly the first time an undergarment has ever been thrown on stage in show history
Tucker Beathard is born in Nashville, the son of "Don't Blink" songwriter Casey Beathard. Tucker earns a hit with his 2016 debut, "Rock On"
Stephen Barker Liles is born in Palm Harbor, Florida. The inspiration for "Hey Stephen" on Taylor Swift's "Fearless" album, he's a founding member of Love And Theft, known for its 2009 debut, "Runaway," and for its 2012 hit "Angel Eyes"
The theme to "9 To 5" takes Dolly Parton to the top of the Billboard country chart
Drummer Keech Rainwater is born in Plano, Texas. He joins Lonestar, the Academy of Country Music's Top New Vocal Group in 1996. The band scores such hits as "No News," "Amazed" and "I'm Already There"
Musician Glenn Worf is born in Dayton, Ohio. A multiple winner of the Academy of Country Music's Top Bass award, he plays on several hundred hits by Alan Jackson, George Strait, Faith Hill, Toby Keith and Martina McBride, among others. In addition, he co-produces hits by Miranda Lambert and David Nail
Ray Stevens is born in Clarksdale, Georgia. Though capable of serious recordings such as "Everything Is Beautiful" and "Misty," he earns a reputation for his comedy efforts, including "The Streak," "Ahab, The Arab" and "Shriner's Convention"