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Toby Keith Wins Entertainer of the Year, Hank Williams, Jr. Born – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of May 26

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2007- Billy Currington is at No. 1 with the Luke Bryan composition ‘Good Directions.’

2004- Toby Keith wins four times at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Toby claims Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, Album for “Shock’n Y’all,” and Video for the Willie Nelson duet ‘Beer For My Horses.’ Martina McBride is Female and Rascal Flatts are named Top Vocal Group of the Year. 

1973- Jeanne Pruett goes to No. 1 with the Country Classic ‘Satin Sheets.’

1933- Jimmie Rodgers, suffering from tuberculosis, dies of a massive hemorrhage at the Hotel Taft in New York. Nicknamed the Singing Brakeman, he became one of country music’s first superstars. In 1961, he was also one of the first people to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Hank Williams, Jr., 1949. The son of American Music legend Hank Williams. Hits include ‘A Country Boy Can Survive’ ‘Family Tradition’ and ‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin’ Over Tonight.’

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