January 5th 1999

Shania Twain's "You're Still The One" receives Grammy nominations for Record and Song of the Year, while Come On Over is up for Album of the Year. The Dixie Chicks are finalists for Best New Artist.

It marks the first time country acts have made each of the top four Grammy categories in one year.

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  • photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment
    photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment


    Singer James Otto undergoes shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff and bone spurs.

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    Former Major League pitcher Tug McGraw, father of Tim McGraw, died in Nashville of brain cancer.

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    Marty Robbins was admitted to a Nashville hospital after suffering his second heart attack. Robbins would recover, but would succumb on December 8, 1982 to his third heart attack in 13 years.

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    #1 On This Date


    2013 – Justin Moore – “Til My Last Day

    2008 – Taylor Swift – “Our Song

    2002 – Alan Jackson – “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)?

    1991 – George Strait – “I’ve Come To Expect It From You

    1985 – George Strait – “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind

    1980 – Kenny Rogers – “Coward Of The County

    1974 – Merle Haggard – “If We Make It Through December

    1963 – Marty Robbins – “Ruby Ann

    1959 – Ray Price – “City Lights

    1957 – Marty Robbins – “Singing The Blues

    1952 – Pee Wee King – “Slow Poke

    1946 – Bob Wills – “Silver Dew On The Blue Grass Tonight



    2013 – Taylor Swift - Red

    2008 – The Eagles – Long Road Out Of Eden

    2002 – Garth Brooks – Scarecrow

    1991 – Clint Black – Put Yourself In My Shoes

    1985 – Exile – Kentucky Hearts

    1980 – Kenny Rogers – Kenny

    1974 – Charlie Rich – Behind Closed Doors

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    Singer/songwriter Mark Nesler ("Just To See You Smile", "You Look Good In My Shirt") is 54.


    Sun Records founder Sam Phillips was born on this date in 1923 in Florence, Alabama. He signs and produces such acts as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, entering the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Phillips died of respiratory failure at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on July 30, 2003, only one day before the original Sun Studio was designated a National Historic Landmark and just weeks before the death of his former colleague, Johnny Cash, on Sept 12th.

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