When Boogie Was King – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
1988 - Hank Williams Jr. wins his second Entertainer of the Year trophy and claims Album of the Year, for Born To Boogie during the 22nd annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. K.T. Oslin joins him as a double-winner, winning the Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year for "80's Ladies."
Randy Travis won the Male Vocalist of the Year award, Highway 101 won for Vocal group and The Judds for Vocal Duo of The Year. Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt won the Vocal Event of the year for their album Trio, the Single of the Year went to Kathy Mattea for "18 Wheels And A Dozen Roses," and the Horizon Award went to Ricky Van Shelton.
Martina McBride began an Amtrak train ride across America in Los Angeles to promote her album Eleven.
Wynonna’s autobiography, Coming Home To Myself, debuted in the top ten on the New York Times bestsellers list.
Little Jimmy Dickens was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
2009 – Taylor Swift – Fearless
1998 – Shania Twain – Come On Over
1992 – Garth Brooks – The Chase
1987 – Randy Travis – Always & Forever
1981 – Eddie Rabbitt – Step by Step
1970 – Merle Haggard – The Fightin’ Side Of Me
1964 – Jim Reeves – The Best Of Jim Reeves
Singer Tanya Tucker is 56.