It's been a big year in country music. Sales were up, tours were bigger than ever, stars moved to the big screen and voting was on everyone's minds. In fact, country music witnessed its best growth in years.
CMT was front and center for all the big events. Now we're ready to count them down. From the fun and wacky to the moments of sadness and remembrance, we'll shine the spotlight on the 20 biggest headlines and events of 2004.
Some of the headlines featured in the show include the rise of Muzik Mafia members Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich; Jimmy Buffett becoming an award-winning country star; hot new CDs from country's biggest names; and the passing of legendary singer-songwriter Ray Charles. We'll also check out Tim McGraw's silver screen debut; how the stars supported the troops and Presidential candidates; and relive the excitement of the ACM awards, CMA awards and the CMT Flame Worthy awards.
With the year winding down, we're just gearing up for one of the hottest countdown shows of the year. So grab a snack, set the TV on CMT, throw away the remote and kick back for two hours of country's 20 Biggest Headlines of 2004.moreless
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