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  • May 3, 2001
    The late John Denver receives eight sales awards from the RIAA. Among them: The album "Back Home Again" and "An Evening With John Denver" are each certified platinum and triple-platinum, while "Windsong" goes platinum and double-platinum
    May 3, 2001
    A Nashville judge declines to grant neighbors' request for an injunction against Mindy McCready for excessive noise. He says he needs more evidence after both sides enter conflicting testimony
    May 3, 2001
    Jim Ed Brown serves as marshal of the firefighters parade at the Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia
    May 4, 2001
    Bonny Lee Bakley, the wife of "Baretta" star Robert Blake, is shot and killed at Vitello's in Los Angeles. She had claimed in 1993 that Jerry Lee Lewis fathered her child. Lewis denied the claim, though he reportedly had reached an out-of-court settlement
    May 5, 2001
    Bud Messner dies at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. His only country hit came with a 1950 recording that paid homage to two other hits, "Slipping Around With Jole Blon"
    May 5, 2001
    Blake Shelton sings "Austin" during his debut on the Grand Ole Opry
    May 5, 2001
    "I Feel Fine" songwriter Paul McCartney appears on the cover of TV Guide
    May 5, 2001
    Brooks & Dunn debut in the top position on the Billboard country albums chart with "Steers & Stripes"
    May 5, 2001
    Brenda Lee is grand marshal of the feature parade during the annual Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia. Also on hand at the festival is George Hamilton IV
    May 6, 2001
    Deana Carter leaves New Orleans to begin a tour after working on her first movie, "Behind The Sun," with Billy Bob Thornton in the lead role

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