Today In Country Music
April 24
2011 - John Rich earns $20,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the winning project manager for a four-page Trump Collection advertising presentation on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice"
2008 - Toby Keith has a performance at a base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, interrupted by mortar fire as he plays for 2,500 troops in his sixth USO tour
2001 - Curb releases Tim McGraw's "Set This Circus Down" album
1993 - Sammy Kershaw picks up a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "She Don't Know She's Beautiful"
1993 - Willie Nelson holds Farm Aid VI in Ames, Iowa, with Sawyer Brown, Martina McBride, The Kentucky HeadHunters, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, Ringo Starr, Waylon Jennings, Bryan Adams, Paul Simon, Travis Tritt, Ricky Van Shelton and others
1991 - Garth Brooks wins a record six times during the 26th annual Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC. His haul includes Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist; Album ("No Fences"); Single Record ("Friends In Low Places"); and Song and Video ("The Dance")
1982 - Pop singer Kelly Clarkson is born in Fort Worth, Texas. The winner of the first season of "American Idol," she earns country hits by joining Reba McEntire on "Because Of You" and Jason Aldean on "Don't You Wanna Stay"
1976 - Emmylou Harris' remake of Buck Owens' "Together Again" becomes her first #1 country single in Billboard
1943 - Richard Sterban, of The Oak Ridge Boys, is born in Camden, New Jersey. He provides the distinctive bass vocal presence on such hits as "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue" and "Love Song" after joining the group in 1972
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