The Perry’s Win Young – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
November 9, 2011
"If I Die Young," wins Song and Single of the Year for The Band Perry and songwriter Kimberly Perry at the 45th annual Country Music Association awards. TBP also wins New Artist of the Year at the ceremony at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Taylor Swift would take home the Entertainer of the Year award, while the nod for Male Vocalist of the Year would go to Blake Shelton and the Female Vocalist would go to Miranda Lambert. Vocal Group of the Year would go to Lady Antebellum and the Vocal Duo would be awarded to Sugarland. Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party would receive the Album of the Year award, while Aldean would also get the Musical Event of the Year with Kelly Clarkson for “Don’t You Want To Stay.”
Randy Travis, Trace Adkins and Martina McBride are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville along with Elvis Presley, Michael McDonald, Little Richard and Jo Walker-Meador, the former executive director of the Country Music Association.
Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss each win two times apiece at the 38th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Chesney takes Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year, for When The Sun Goes Down, Paisley and Krauss would share the Musical Event and Video of the Year honors for “Whiskey Lullaby.”
“Live Like You Were Dying” would also twice, for Song and Single of the Year for performer Tim McGraw and songwriters Tim Nicholls and Craig Wiseman. Gretchen Wilson would claim the Horizon Award, Rascal Flatts the Vocal Group and Brooks & Dunn the Vocal Duo of the Year awards.
The Internal Revenue Service seizes the property of Willie Nelson in six states, including his Austin recording studio, to satisfy a $6.5 million debt.
2013 – Luke Bryan – “That’s My Kinda Night”
2002 – Keith Urban – “Somebody Like You”
1996 – Clint Black – “Like The Rain”
1991 – Alan Jackson – “Someday”
1985 – Alabama – “Can’t Keep A Good Man Down”
1974 – Dolly Parton – “Love Is A Butterfly”
1968 – Marty Robbins – “I Walk Alone”
1963 – Buck Owens – “Love’s Gonna Live Here”
1959 – Faron Young – “Country Girl”
1946 – Merle Travis – “Divorce Me C.O.D.”
2013 – Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
2002 – Faith Hill – Cry
1996 – LeAnn Rimes – Blue
1991 – Garth Brooks – Ropin’ The Wind
1985 – Ronnie Milsap – Greatest Hits Vol. II
1974 – Mickey Gilley – Room Full Of Roses
1968 – Jeannie C. Riley – Harper Valley P.T.A.