Today in country music history:
2005 - The Academy of Country Music Awards nominations were announced in Nashville and Tim McGraw led the pack with six nods. Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss and Gretchen Wilson each picked up five nominations.
2005 - Blake Shelton's video for "Goodbye Time" and Dierks Bentley's "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do" clip premiered.
2002 - George Strait played the final Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show concert at the Astrodome in Houston. More than 68 thousand fans were on hand and he dedicated "Love Without End, Amen" to George and Barbara Bush, who were in the audience.
2002 - Brooks & Dunn performed with ZZ Top for a CMT Crossroads taping.
2001 - Toby Keith went to number one with "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This."
2000 - Tracy Lawrence picked up his second double-platinum album for Time Marches On.
1999 – Shania Twain made the funny papers when a poster of her was shown hanging on a wall in the Nancy comic strip.
1990 - Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson performed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, launching their first tour as the Highwaymen.
1963 - Patsy Cline gave her final show along with Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, Dottie West, Billy Walker, George Jones and Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper.
Brett Warren - singer, The Warren Brothers, co-writer of Martina McBride's "Anyway" and "If You're Reading This" by Tim McGraw
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