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Darius Rucker’s First CMA Awards Nominations Helped Him Feel Accepted in Country Music
"That was one of the greatest moments of my musical life."
Reba McEntire’s First CMA Awards Win Came With Well Wishes From Emmylou Harris
I was walking out, and Emmylou walked up to me and ..."
35 Years Ago: Anne Murray Makes History at the CMA Awards
On Oct. 8, 1984, Murray was the queen of the CMA Awards.
Tim McGraw + Faith Hill — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
McGraw and Hill first met at a Nashville radio station event, but things didn't start heating up until the blond beauty, a budding star at the time, was an opening act on McGraw's 1996 tour.
45 Years Ago: Inaugural Volunteer Jam Held in Nashville
On Oct. 4, 1974, the first-ever Volunteer Jam was held at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville.
16 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘What Was I Thinkin”
On Sept. 27, 2003, Bentley earned his first No. 1 hit with "What Was I Thinkin'," from his self-titled freshman album.
30 Years Ago: Clint Black Picks Up First Gold Album for ‘Killin’ Time’
On Sept. 24, 1989, Black earned his first gold record, for his freshman album, 'Killin' Time'.
Top 10 Trisha Yearwood Songs
Yearwood's songs are unlike any others in country music.
46 Years Ago: Gram Parsons Dies
On Sept. 19, 1973, Parsons passed away from an overdose of morphine and alcohol.
96 Years Ago: Hank Williams Is Born
Country legend Williams was born on Sept. 17, 1923.