The Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde This Day In Country Music – January 31st (Video)
2010 – Taylor Swift wins four times during the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, telecast by CBS from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. “Fearless” takes Album of the Year and Best Country Album; “White Horse” earns Best Country Female Vocal and Best Country Song.
2008 – The Carrie Underwood video for “All-American Girl” has its premiere on CMT.
2006 – The Johnny Cash biopic “Walk The Line” receives five Oscar nominations, with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon up for best actor and actress. Dolly Parton’s “Travellin’ Thru,” from “Transamerica,” is nominated for best original song.
2004 – On the eve of the Super Bowl, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson perform in a live installment of “CMT Crossroads” from Houston with Aerosmith members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.
2000 – Alan Jackson’s father, Eugene Jackson, dies of an aortic aneurysm in Newnan, Georgia.
1997 – Tim McGraw’s “Not A Moment Too Soon” album is certified quintuple-platinum.
1993 – Garth Brooks sings the national anthem during a pre-game show that also features Tanya Tucker, Billy Burnette and Fleetwood Mac at Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Dallas beats Buffalo, 52-17.
1977 – Loretta Lynn wins two trophies at the American Music Awards, while Johnny Cash becomes the first country artist to win the Award of Merit. Among other winners: Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John and The Eagles.
1970 – Tom T. Hall appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart for the first time with “A Week In A Country Jail”.
1968 – Merle Haggard records “The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde,” inspired by the Warren Beatty movie, at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood.