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  • Jan 5, 1999
    Shania Twain's "You're Still The One" receives Grammy nominations for Record and Song of the Year, while "Come On Over" is up for Album of the Year. The Dixie Chicks are finalists for Best New Artist. It marks the first time country acts have made each of the top four Grammy categories in one year
    Jan 5, 1999
    Decca releases Lee Ann Womack's "I'll Think Of A Reason Later"
    Jan 5, 1998
    Quite the collection: Matraca Berg shoots a video for "Back In The Saddle" at the Nashville Arena. Joining her: Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, Suzy Bogguss and Faith Hill
    Jan 5, 1998
    Former pop singer Sonny Bono dies in a skiing accident in South Lake Tahoe, California. With former partner Cher, he recorded the original version of "All I Ever Need Is You," which also became a country hit for Kenny Rogers & Dottie West
    Jan 5, 1997
    Johnny Cash and June Carter pop into Big Jim's Road House in Lewisburg, Tennessee, to work on a scene with Joe Diffie and Ty England for the TV movie "All My Friends Are Cowboys"
    Jan 5, 1997
    Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell perform "Pancho And Lefty" during a memorial service for singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt at Nashville's Belmont Church. Also attending: Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, Susanna Clark and Nanci Griffith
    Jan 5, 1997
    Johnny Cash has an audio role in an episode of the animated FOX series "The Simpsons," providing a voice of conscience for Homer Simpson when the character hallucinates after injesting hot peppers
    Jan 5, 1997
    Pop songwriter Burton Lane dies of lung cancer in New York City. He authored "Look To The Rainbow" and "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever," plus Jo Stafford's 1947 country hit "Feudin' And Fightin'"
    Jan 5, 1996
    With a recording session three days away, David Lee Murphy writes the future hit "Every Time I Get Around You"
    Jan 5, 1995
    SoundScan figures indicate country music sales held steady in 1994, with consumers buying 76 million albums. The business peaked in 1992 at 80 million

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