Glen Campbell is Best of the Best This Day in Country Music – October 18th (Video)
1968 – Glen Campbell wins two honors, Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, during the second annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. NBC tapes the show for the first time for a November telecast. Here is one of Glen’s best recorded in 1967.
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2009 – Toby Keith is named Songwriter/Artist of the Decade and “Live Like You Were Dying” author Craig Wiseman is honored as Songwriter of the Decade by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
2007 – Alison Krauss teams with Robert Plant for a “CMT Crossroads” taping at The Mill in Lebanon, Tennessee, with band members T Bone Burnett and Buddy Miller. In the audience are Michelle Branch, John Waite, Ed King, Holly Williams, Jessica Simpson and Bill Lloyd.
2005 – Arista releases Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel”.
2002 – A new episode of “CMT Crossroads” airs, pairing The Dixie Chicks with James Taylor. The set list includes “Some Days You Gotta Dance,” “Wide Open Spaces” and “Ready To Run”.
1997 – Deana Carter ends up at #1 on the Billboard chart with “How Do I Get There”.
1984 – Mickey Gilley gets a star at 6922 Hollywood Blvd. on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1983 – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton receive a gold single for “Islands In The Stream”.
1980 – Don Williams’ “I Believe In You” takes up the #1 position on the Billboard country chart.
1980 – Josh Gracin born in Westland, Michigan. An enlisted Marine, he comes to prominence on “American Idol,” launching his career in 2004 with the hits “I Want To Live,” “Nothin’ To Lose” and “Stay With Me (Brass Bed)”.
1952 – Hank Williams marries Billie Jean Jones Eshliman in Minden, Louisiana. On the way back to Shreveport, their car runs out of gas.