Jackson and Buffett Hit Top, Judds at No. 1 – Today In Country History
The Music and Memories of Aug. 9
2003- Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett land at No. 1, for eight weeks, at the top of the Billboard chart with 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere.' The song wins a CMA for Vocal Event of the Year, A Grammy for Song of the Year and becomes Billboard's No. 1 song of the entire year. The song also inspires a WGNA lip-dub video.
2003- Rascal Flatts bass player Jay DeMarcus gets engaged to Allison Alderson in New York. The couple was introduced when she appeared in their video for the hit 'These Days.'