Johnny Cashes In – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
October 15, 1969
Johnny Cash wins a record-setting five times during the third annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The Man In Black takes home Entertainer and Male Vocalist; Album, for At San Quentin; Single, for "A Boy Named Sue" and Vocal Group, with June Carter.
Other winners on the night were Tammy Wynette for Female Vocalist of the Year, Danny Davis & the Nashville Bass, Archie Campbell for Comedian of the Year, Chet Atkins for Instrumentalist of the Year and writer Bob Ferguson for “Carroll County Accident.”
Garth Brooks held a press conference in Las Vegas to announce an exclusive deal with the Winn Las Vegas hotel to perform 16 weeks worth of concerts there in 2009 and 2010. That schedule would be extended deep in 2012.
1949 – Wayne Raney – “Why Don’t You Haul Off And Love Me”
2011 – Lady Antebellum – Own The Night
2005 – Gretchen Wilson – All Jacked Up
1994 – Brooks & Dunn – Waitin’ On Sundown
1988 – Randy Travis – Old 8 x 10
1983 – Alabama – The Closer You Get…
1977 – Elvis Presley – Moody Blue
1966 – Bill Anderson – I Love You Drops