November 18, 1988
Tulsa, Oklahoma, singer Ronnie Dunn won the Marlboro Country Music National Talent Contest, which led to a publishing deal in Nashville, which led to a meeting with songwriter Kix Brooks, which led to the formation of Brooks & Dunn.
November 7, 2001
The T Bone Burnett-produced O Brother, Where Are Thou? wins Album of the Year and one of its tracks, The Soggy Bottom Boys' "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," gets Single of the Year during the 35th Country Music Association awards in Nashville.
November 2, 2003
Rodney Crowell, John Prine ("Love Is On A Roll"), Paul Overstreet ("On The Other Hand") and Hal Blair ("(I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too") join the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in a Loews Vanderbilt Plaza ceremony.
1988 - Hank Williams Jr. wins his second Entertainer of the Year trophy and claims Album of the Year, for Born To Boogie during the 22nd annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House.