Nashville Names A Better Man This Day In Country Music – April 25th (Video)
2011 – USA Weekend reveals the CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year nominees: Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy”; Aaron Lewis’ “Country Boy”; Jerrod Niemann’s “Lover, Lover”; The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young”; and Thompson Square’s “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”.
2009 – Diamond Rio’s Jimmy Olander runs 13.1 miles in the Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon in two hours, 10 minutes. Marty Roe completes it in 2:20 and The Dancehall Doctors’ Jeff McMahon does it in 3:36.
2005 – Lonestar guitarist Michael Britt and his wife, Rene, have a daughter, Hillary Quinn Britt.
2003 – Brooks & Dunn kick off their third annual Neon Circus & Wild West Show concert tour in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Their supporting acts include Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Aaron Lines and Jeff Bates.
2003 – Sara Evans has a blister removed from her vocal cords at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
1990 – Clint Black claims four trophies in the 25th annual Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC from Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre: Top Male and New Male Vocalist; Album of the Year, for “Killin’ Time”; and Single Record of the Year, for “A Better Man”.
1986 – The Judds receive their first platinum album, for “Why Not Me”.
1985 – “Big River” opens on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theater. Featuring music written by Roger Miller, the play goes on to win seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
1965 – Rory Lee Feek born in Atchison, Kansas. He forms the duo Joey+Rory with his wife, Joey Martin, and authors Blake Shelton’s “Some Beach,” Clay Walker’s “The Chain Of Love” and Easton Corbin’s “A Little More Country Than That”.
1945 – Stu Cook born in Oakland, California. Cook plays bass in the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, and later plays with country’s Southern Pacific, who mix smooth harmonies with brisk backbeats in “The Perfect Stranger” and “New Shade Of Blue”.