Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2004 newcomer Mindy Smith each earned triple nomination for the annual Americana Music Awards?

It’s true! Loretta Lynn was also honored.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Mindy Smith.

  • She was born June 1, 1972 on Long Island, New York.
  • She was adopted at birth by a pastor and his wife.
  • She has a brother and two sisters (Shannon, Kim and Don).
  • Her mother passed away from cancer in 1991.
  • She had once wanted to be an art teacher.