In the winter of 2000 the airwaves were dominated by song that was inspired by an e-mail hoax. The writer of the song, Harley Allen had received an e-mail about a little girl who watched her father kill her mother and then turn the gun on himself. The song was recorded by John Michael Montgomery who took the song to number one on the national Billboard charts for five weeks in a row. "The Little Girl" by John Michael Montgomery one several awards. 2000 also had other amazing songs.