A Day in Music - April 5th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Brad Paisley won Top Male Vocalist at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas along with Video of the Year for "Waitin' on a Woman" and Vocal Event with Keith Urban on "Start a Band." Carrie Underwood was also named ACM Entertainer of the Year.

2008 - Johnny Cash's "Hurt" came in at number one when CMT broadcasted its special, 100 Greatest Videos.

2008 – Apple’s iTunes became the largest music retailer in the U.S., surpassing Wal-Mart in January.

2004 - Brad Paisley sang the national anthem as the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the San Diego Padres in their first home game.

2003 - Darryl Worley began a seven-week stay at number one with "Have You Forgotten?"

2000 - Trace Adkins suffered a compound fracture when a 400-pound boulder ran over his left hand at his property in middle Tennessee. He required 40 stitches.

1999 - Three of Tammy Wynette's daughters filed a $50 million lawsuit blaming the singer’s death on negligence by her husband and her doctor.

1997 - Trace Adkins scored his first number one hit with "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing."

1996 - Terri Clark picked up her first gold album for her self-titled debut project.

1985 - Over five thousand radio stations around the world simultaneously played “We Are the World” by the all-star group of singers who called themselves USA For Africa.

 

Birthdays:

Tommy Cash - singer

Troy Gentry - singer, Montgomery Gentry, Grand Ole Opry member, "Speed," "Back When I Knew it All," "Roll with Me"

Pat Green - singer, "Wave on Wave"

 

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