May 1999 in Music

Events in Music

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 5 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • May 18 "Millennium" 3rd studio album by Backstreet Boys is released
  • May 29 44th Eurovision Song Contest: Charlotte Nilsson for Sweden wins singing "Take Me to Your Heaven" in Jerusalem

Weddings in Music

  • May 1 "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas

Deaths in Music

  • May 10 Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • May 17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • May 18 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • May 18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • May 21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • May 26 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)