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.
Kenny Rogers received the Golden Note Award from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Artists and Producers) at their annual awards ceremony in Nashville.
Johnny Rodriguez, who scored several hits in the 1970s, was acquitted of murder charges in the death of an acquaintance he mistook for a burglar in his home in Seminole, Texas.
The Grand Ole Opry celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Gene Autry was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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
Kimberly Schlapman (Little Big Town) is 45.