The Music and Memories of April 5

2009- Brad Paisley is named Male Vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Brad also takes home Video of the Year for 'Waitin' On A Woman' featuring Andy Griffith and Collaboration of the Year with Keith Urban for 'Start A Band.'

2003- Darryl Worely hits the top of the charts with 'Have You Forgotten.' The song echos the sentiments of many Americans as the controversial war of terror continues in Iraq.

1997- Trace Adkins hits the top with his first single 'This Ain't No Thinkin' Thing.'

Birthdays

Troy Gentry, 1967.  Troy is half of the duo Montgomery Gentry with Eddie Montgomery.   Together they hit with 'Hell Yeah' 'Something To Be Proud Of' and 'Hillbilly Shoes.'

Pat Green, 1972.  Pat establishes a huge cult following in Texas.  Then, in 2003 he finally scores a national hit with 'Wave On Wave.'  Although he doesn't see any more commercial success on mainstream radio, his fan base continues to grow in Texas.