April 29powered by1992 - Billy Dean is one of seven double-winners in the 27th annual Academy Of Country Music awards. He takes Top New Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for "Somewhere In My Broken Heart"
1992 - When four police officers are acquitted for beating Rodney King in Los Angeles, the city erupts in riots. Garth Brooks is in California, and the event inspires him to write "We Shall Be Free"
1989 - RCA releases Clint Black's debut album, "Killin' Time"
1943 - Duane Allen is born in Taylortown, Texas. In 1966, he joins The Oak Ridge Boys, who successfully convert 11 years later from gospel music to country.