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Johnny Cash Ranks “The Greatest” This Day in Country Music – April 5th (Video)

2008 – Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” ranks #1 when CMT debuts its latest installment of “100 Greatest Videos”.

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2009 – Brad Paisley wins Top Male Vocalist among three trophies during the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. He also earns Video of the Year, for “Waitin’ On A Woman”; and Vocal Event, for the Keith Urban duet “Start A Band”.


2003 – Darryl Worley kicks off a seven-week reign at #1 in Billboard with “Have You Forgotten?”.


2000 – Trace Adkins suffers a compound fracture, requiring 40 stitches, while working on his property in Middle Tennessee. A 400-pound boulder runs over his left hand.


1997 – Trace Adkins registers his first #1 single in Billboard with “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”.


1996 – Terri Clark’s self-titled debut becomes her first gold album.


1981 – Mike Eli is born in Tomball, Texas. He becomes the lead singer of The Eli Young Band, which earns an Academy of Country Music award in 2012 with the Song of the Year, “Crazy Girl”.


1972 – Pat Green is born in San Antonio, Texas. He becomes a major artist in the Lone Star State while recording on his own label. He earns a Grammy nomination in 2003, the same year he nets his first hit, “Wave On Wave”.


1967 – Troy Gentry is born in Lexington, Kentucky. He joins Eddie Montgomery to form Montgomery Gentry, a rollicking, Southern rock-influenced act that wins the Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year honor in 2000.


1931 – Songwriter-producer “Cowboy” Jack Clement is born in Whitehaven, Tennessee. He writes “Miller’s Cave,” by Bobby Bare; and “I Know One,” by Jim Reeves. Production credits include all the early Charley Pride hits, plus Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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