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Cassadee Pope earns a gold single for "Wasting All These Tears"
Taylor Swift is guest host and musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," telecast from New York City. She jabs Kanye West and Joe Jonas in the opening monologue and performs "You Belong With Me"
Taylor Swift's edition of "CMT Crossroads," in which she's matched with classic-rock band Def Leppard, debuts. They team on "Picture To Burn," "Photograph," "Love Story" and "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
Roger Miller's "King Of The Road" is recognized at #1 in the CMT special "40 Greatest Road Songs"
Emmylou Harris tapes an installment of "CMT Crossroads" at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York with Dave Matthews, weaving the Lefty Frizzell standard "The Long Black Veil" into the set. The program is hosted by Radney Foster
The T Bone Burnett-produced "O Brother, Where Are Thou?" wins Album of the Year and one of its tracks, The Soggy Bottom Boys' "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," gets Single during the 35th Country Music Association awards from Nashville on CBS
The Dixie Chicks begin a four-week stay at #1 in Billboard with "Wide Open Spaces"
Exactly nine months after the album's release, Shania Twain's "The Woman In Me" is certified triple-platinum
RCA releases Alabama's "Song Of The South"
Red Foley records "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy," hailed as the first million-selling country release cut in Nashville, at the Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel, along with "Careless Kisses" and "I Gotta Have My Baby Back"