In case you missed today’s Flashback Country Trivia, here was today’s question and answer: On this day in 1990, who won four trophies at the 25th annual Academy Of Country Music awards at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre: Top Male and New Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, for Killin’ Time, and Single Record of the Year, for “A Better Man”? The answer was Clint Black (who’s going to be performing in Ottumwa tonight). You can check out the award winning song “A Better Man” below and see all the other things that happened on this day in country music history.
1960: Jim Reeves was at #1 on the US singles chart with “He’ll Have to Go,” which spent a total of 14 consecutive weeks at the top of the charts and was one of just five different titles to occupy the chart’s summit during 1960.
1971: Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the country music album chart with Rose Garden. The title track went on to top the country charts, where it stayed at the #1 position for five weeks, and reached #3 on the pop charts in 1971. Anderson received a GrammyAward for the song for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
1978: “Every Time Two Fools Collide” by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West was at #1 on the US Country charts. Written by Jan Dyer and Jeff Tweel the duet happened after a recording session with West was running over resulting in Rogers sitting in the studio wating for his session to begin. They began talking about recording a duet, and West suggested “Every Time Two Fools Collide”.