Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw receive seven nominations to lead the finalists for the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Keith Urban picks up six
Lady Antebellum shoots an installment of "CMT Crossroads" with Stevie Nicks in Los Angeles. The night's set list includes "Rhiannon," "Landslide," "Love Don't Live Here" and "Need You Now"
Kenny Chesney's "Somewhere With You" begins a three-week ride at the top of the Billboard country singles chart
Sara Evans and Maroon 5 join forces to shoot an installment of "CMT Crossroads" at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Among their collaborations: "A Real Fine Place To Start" and "I Could Not Ask For More"
Epic announces the signing of Gretchen Wilson
The Dixie Chicks' album "Wide Open Spaces" is certified quadruple-platinum
Garth Brooks refuses to accept the American Music Awards' Favorite Artist of the Year honor, saying he "cannot agree with this." Backstage, he says it should have gone to Hootie + The Blowfish. Brooks does take two other awards, while The Eagles get three. Other winners: Reba McEntire, Alabama and Shania Twain
Randy Travis collects his first double-platinum album, for "Always And Forever"
"The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" debuts on CBS. Guests for the first episode: Bobbie Gentry, "Gentle On My Mind" songwriter John Hartford, The Smothers Brothers and comedian Pat Paulsen
Ray Price records "Heartaches By The Number" in the evening at the Bradley Film & Recording Studios in Nashville