At the Academy of Country Music Awards on this date in 2002, Lee Ann Womack and Willie Nelson won Vocal Event of the Year for their duet “Mendocino County Line”
Womack, a native of Jacksonville, also was a finalist for Top Female Vocalist.
Troup native Paul Leim was a finalist for Percussionist of the Year.
In the Spotlight
-- 2016: At the Billboard Music Awards:
- MercyMe, a band once based in Greenville, is a nominee for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song (“Flawless”)
- Grand Saline native Chris Tomlin, is a nominee for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album (“Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship”)
-- 2013: Lindale native Miranda Lambert appears on “Inside Edition.”
-- 2012: Nathan Burgess, of Tyler, appears in the video “Black Cobra.”
-- 2012: Paris native Beverly Leech is seen in the movie “Life’s a Beach.”
-- 2011: At Billboard Music Awards:
- Grand Saline native Chris Tomlin wins Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song (“Our God”)
- Lindale native Miranda Lambert is a nominee for Top Country Song (“The House that Built Me”)
- MercyMe, a group once based in Greenville, is a nominee for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album (“The Generous Mr. Lovewell”) and Top Christian Song (“All of Creation”)
-- 2010: MercyMe, a group once based in Greenville, hits No. 1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart with “The Generous Mr. Lovewell.”
-- 2009: Marshall native George Foreman appears as himself in “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.”
-- 2004: Jacksonville native Lee Ann Womack’s album “Greatest Hits” peaks at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and her single “The Wrong Girl” is No. 24 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
-- 1999: Irma P. Hall, a graduate of Texas College in Tyler, is featured in the TV movie “A Lesson Before Dying” starring Don Cheadle.
-- 1998: Longview native Kenn Whitaker has a role in “Bulworth.”
-- 1993: “Greatest Hits: Songs from an Aging Sex Bomb” by K.T. Oslin, who attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, peaks at No. 31 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
-- 1989: Nacogdoches native Tony Frank has a guest role on “Gideon Oliver.”
-- 1982 Palestine native Gene Watson’s “Speak Softly You’re Talking to My Heart” peaks at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
--1976: Richard Bradford, who was born in Tyler, is seen in “The Missouri Breaks” starring Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson.
-- 1975: Gilmer native Johnny Mathis is a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”
-- 1961: Wood County native Ray Price has the No. 13 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with “The Twenty-Fourth Hour.”
-- 1959: Honey Grove native Bill Erwin appears in a guest role on “Tombstone Territory.”
-- 1937: Panola County native Tex Ritter and his horse, White Flash, star in “Sing, Cowboy, Sing.”