Tracy Chapman became the first Black person to win Song of the Year at the 57th annual Country Music Awards in Nashville on Wednesday. Above, Chapman performs on NBC’s “Today” show in 2005.

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Singer Tracy Chapman performs on NBC’s “Today” television show in New York, Monday Sept. 26, 2005. The show and the Warner Music Group are joining Habitat for Humanity and volunteers in an effort, which began on the show Monday, Sept. 26,2005, to build at least 100 homes for hurricane victims. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)