Randy Travis’ Big Night – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
Oct. 12, 1987
Randy Travis takes home three honors during the 21st annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House: Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for Always And Forever; and Single, for "Forever And Ever, Amen," also named Song of the Year, which was awarded to writers Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz.
Reba McEntire was named Female Vocalist of the Year, while Hank Williams, Jr. took home Entertainer of the Year and Video of the Year ("My Name Is Bosephus") honors. The Instrumentalist of the Year went to Johnny Gimble. Holly Dunn won the Horizon Award, the Judds Vocal Group and Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White the Vocal Duo of the Year.
Ribbon-cutting is held for the $4-million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
Barbara Mandrell becomes the first act to win consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from the Country Music Association during its 15th annual show at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Mandrell, who co-hosts with Mac Davis, also wins Female Vocalist of the Year. Other winners on the night:
Alabama - Instrumental Group
Chet Atkins - Intrumentalist
George Jones - Male Vocalist
Terri Gibbs - Horizon Award
Don Williams, I Believe In You - Album
1963 – Ernest Ashworth – “Talk Back Trembling Lips”
1946 – Merle Travis – “Divorce Me C.O.D.”
2013 – Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
2002 – Elvis Presley – Elvis: 30 #1 Hits
1996 – LeAnn Rimes – Blue
1991 – Garth Brooks – Ropin’ The Wind
1985 – Ronnie Milsap – Greatest Hits Vol. 2
1974 – Olivia Newton-John – If You Love Me, Let Me Know
1968 – Glen Campbell – Gentle On My Mind
Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks) is 45