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.