The Music and Memories of April 18

2010- Lady Antebellum wins Top Vocal Group, Single Record and Song of the Year for "Need You Now" at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

2006- The Charlie Daniels Band performs at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq, his final stop on a Stars For Stripes tour in which he played for U.S. soldiers in the Middle East. More than five hundred troops and civilians erupted into cheers as the country music icon and his band kicked off an outdoor concert in front of the 4th Infantry Division headquarters.

1998- Jo Dee Messina runs up to the top spot in Billboard with the Phil Vassar composition 'Bye-Bye.'

1981- Alabama goes to No. 1 with 'Old Flame.'

1939- Gene Autry records 'Back In The Saddle Again' in Los Angeles for the movie "Rovin' Tumbleweeds."