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Taylor Swift's "Mean" wins two trophies--Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance--during the 54th annual Grammy awards, aired on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles
Dolly Parton's classic "I Will Always Love You" tops the list as CMT debuts "40 Greatest Love Songs"
Columbia releases Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" to radio
Rascal Flatts journeys to #1 in Billboard with "Bless The Broken Road"
Alabama picks up three multi-platinum albums: "Mountain Music" is certified quintuple-platinum, "Roll On" hits quadruple-platinum, and "Greatest Hits, Volume III" reaches double-platinum
Mercury Records releases Toby Keith's first hit, "Should've Been A Cowboy"
The Judds grab their second gold album, for "Rockin' With The Rhythm"
Crystal Gayle attains a #1 single in Billboard with the Rodney Crowell song "'Til I Can Gain Control Again"
Buck Owens records "Act Naturally" at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood. The session also includes his first attempt at "My Heart Skips A Beat"
Moe Bandy is born in Meridian, Mississippi. He thrives as a honky-tonk singer during the late-1970s and early-'80s with a string of hits dominated by cheatin'-themed singles and good-ol'-boy duets with Joe Stampley