Anne Murray Makes History – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
1984 A Historic Night In Nashville
Alabama won the 18th annual Country Music Award’s Entertainer of the Year award for the third consecutive year, while Anne Murray is the only double-winner on the night. Murray becomes the first woman to win Album of the Year, for A Little Good News, while the title track wins Single of the Year.
The Judds took home the Horizon Award, given to the best new artist, while the Ricky Skaggs Band was named the Instrumental Group of the Year and Chet Atkins won for Instrumentalist of the Year. Lee Greenwood won for Male Vocalist of the Year, Reba McEntire won Female Vocalist of the Year, The Statler Brothers for Vocal Group and Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson were the Vocal Duo of the Year.
The Song of the Year Award, which goes to the song writers went, to Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar for "Wind Beneath My Wings."
Lady Antebellum’s self-titled debut album was certified platinum in the U.S. and gold in Canada. The album featured the singles "Love Don't Live Here" (#5), "Lookin' For A Good Time" (#11) and "I Run To You" (#1).
The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, the first country group to achieve this.
Trace Adkins suffers a hairline sternum fracture and bruises when he's pinned under a tractor in a freak accident while building a gravel road on his property in Rutherford County, Tennessee.
He's immediately hospitalized and cancels two Texas concerts.
Rogers won for Male Vocalist, Album (The Gambler) and Vocal Duo of the Year (with Dottie West), while Daniels won for Instrumental Group, Instrumentalist and Single of the Year ("The Devil Went Down To Georgia").
2011 – Lady Antebellum – Own The Night
2005 – Trisha Yearwood – Jasper County
1994 – Tim McGraw – Not A Moment Too Soon
1988 – Randy Travis - Old 8 x 10
1983 – Alabama – The Closer You Get…
1977 – Elvis Presley – Moody Blue
1966 – David Houston – Almost Persuaded