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Taylor Swift kicks off an international tour with her first-ever concert in Singapore
Mercury releases the Sugarland single "It Happens" to radio
"Alcohol," by Brad Paisley, goes gold
The T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" is certified gold by the RIAA. Artists featured include Alison Krauss, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, Harry McClintock, The Whites and Norman Blake
Mark Chesnutt fills the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart for the first time with "Brother Jukebox"
The Oak Ridge Boys reach the top of the Billboard country chart with the Rodney Crowell-penned "Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight"
Willie Nelson records "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" at the Autumn Sound recording studio in Garland, Texas
Travis Tritt is born in Marietta, Georgia. He mixes southern rock, soul and country influences in such 1990s and 2000s hits as "It's A Great Day To Be Alive," "Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" and "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"
Joe Ely is born in Amarillo, Texas. Mixing country and rock, he becomes a fixture on the Texas red-dirt circuit. He also forms a side project, The Flatlanders, with fellow Texans Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Ernest Tubb is born near Crisp, Texas. A 1965 inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry member forms a lengthy career with a rich baritone and ingratiating sincerity, recording his signature "Walking The Floor Over You" in 1941