Willie the Singer’s First #1 This Day in Country Music – October 4th (Video)
1975 – Willie Nelson picks up his first #1 single as an artist…
His classic “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” was that song.
2011 – Mercury releases Scotty McCreery’s debut studio album, “Clear As Day”.
2008 – Dierks and Cassidy Bentley have a daughter, Evalyn Day Bentley, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
2003 – CMT’s “Most Wanted Live” premieres Reba McEntire’s “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain” video and Trace Adkins’ “Hot Mama” clip.
2002 – Shania Twain’s “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!” video debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”.
2001 – The Country Music Hall of Fame inducts 12 new members: The Everly Brothers, Sam Phillips, Bill Anderson, The Louvins, The Jordanaires, The Delmore Brothers, Webb Pierce, Don Law, Ken Nelson, Don Gibson, Waylon Jennings and Homer & Jethro.
2000 – The Dixie Chicks win four honors in the 34th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House, including Entertainer of the Year; Vocal Group; Album, for “Fly”; and Music Video, for “Goodbye Earl”.
2000 – Toby Keith’s “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This” video debuts on CMT.
1995 – Alison Krauss takes home four trophies in the 29th annual Country Music Association awards, aired on CBS from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House: Female Vocalist of the Year; the Horizon Award; Vocal Event; and Single, for “When You Say Nothing At All”.
1970 – Heidi Newfield born in Healdsburg, California. She joins party band Trick Pony, which earns a gold album with its 2001 debut. She leaves for a solo career in 2006, earning a 2008 hit with “Johnny And June”.
1960 – Keyboard player Gregg Hubbard born in Orlando, Florida. He joins Mark Miller in starting Sawyer Brown, a five-man act that breaks out of “Star Search” in the 1980s, becoming one of country’s most energetic live bands.
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