A “Beautiful” This Day In Country Music – April 24th
2011 – John Rich wins $20,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the winning manager for a four-page Trump Collection advertising presentation on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice”.
2008 – Toby Keith has a performance at a base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, interrupted by mortar fire as he plays for 2,500 troops in his sixth USO tour.
2003 – For the first time in his career, Johnny Cash receives a gold award for a standard studio album, with the certification of “American IV: The Man Comes Around”.
2001 – Curb releases Tim McGraw’s “Set This Circus Down” album.
1993 – Sammy Kershaw picks up a #1 single in Billboard with “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful”.
1993 – Willie Nelson sponsors Farm Aid VI in Ames, Iowa, with Sawyer Brown, Martina McBride, The Kentucky HeadHunters, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, Ringo Starr, Waylon Jennings, Bryan Adams, Paul Simon, Travis Tritt, Ricky Van Shelton and others.
1991 – Garth Brooks wins a record six times in the 26th annual Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC. His haul includes Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist; Album (“No Fences”); Single Record (“Friends In Low Places”); and Song and Video (“The Dance”).
1982 – Pop singer Kelly Clarkson born in Fort Worth, Texas. The winner of the first season of “American Idol,” she earns country hits by joining Reba McEntire on “Because Of You” and Jason Aldean on “Don’t You Wanna Stay”.
1976 – Emmylou Harris’ remake of Buck Owens’ “Together Again” becomes her first #1 country single in Billboard.
1943 – Richard Sterban, of The Oak Ridge Boys, born in Camden, New Jersey. He provides the distinctive bass vocal presence on such hits as “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue” and “Love Song” after joining the group in 1972.