Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Today in Country Music History...April 5, 2017



Brad Paisley wins Top Male Vocalist among three trophies during the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. He also earns Video of the Year, for "Waitin' On A Woman"; and Vocal Event, for the Keith Urban duet "Start A Band"

Johnny Cash's "Hurt" ranks #1 when CMT debuts its latest installment of "100 Greatest Videos"

Darryl Worley kicks off a seven-week reign at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Have You Forgotten?"

Trace Adkins suffers a compound fracture, requiring 40 stitches, while working on his property in Middle Tennessee. A 400-pound boulder rolls over his left hand

Trace Adkins earns his first #1 single in Billboard with "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing"

Terri Clark's self-titled debut becomes her first gold album

Mike Eli is born in Tomball, Texas. He becomes the lead singer of The Eli Young Band, which earns an Academy of Country Music award in 2012 with the Song of the Year, "Crazy Girl." EYB also nabs hits with "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," "Always The Love Songs" and "Drunk Last Night"

Pat Green is born in San Antonio, Texas. He becomes a major artist in the Lone Star State while recording on his own label. He earns a Grammy nomination in 2003, the same year he nets his first hit, "Wave On Wave"

Troy Gentry is born in Lexington, Kentucky. He joins Eddie Montgomery to form Montgomery Gentry, a rollicking, Southern rock-influenced act that wins the Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year honor in 2000

Songwriter/producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement is born in Whitehaven, Tennessee. He writes hits for Bobby Bare and Jim Reeves; produces hits by Charley Pride, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis; and lands in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013

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