A Day in Music - April 16th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Jamey Johnson's album That Lonesome Song was certified gold.

2007 - Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" video won three trophies at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville.

2003 – Jerry Lee Lewis filed for divorce from his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver Lewis.  They married in 1984.

2002 - Sony Music Entertainment filed a complaint against The Dixie Chicks for breach of contract.

2001 - Keith Urban picked up his first gold certification for his self-titled debut album.

1999 - Shania Twain became the first female named Songwriter/Artist of the Year at the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards. Phil Vassar was named Songwriter of the Year.

1998 - David Kersh had to call off his video shoot when a tornado roared through downtown Nashville.

1996 - Brooks & Dunn's album Borderline was released.

1994 - Toby Keith broke his right ankle during a University of Oklahoma alumni football game.

1981 - Barbara Mandrell's hit single, "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," was released.

1969 - Johnny Cash taped the first of his weekly ABC shows at the Ryman Auditorium.

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