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This Day in Country Music – March 27th

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  • 2013, The Miranda Lambert single “Mama’s Broken Heart” is certified gold
  • 2008, Trace Adkins sings “You’re Gonna Miss This” during the season finale of Donald Trump’s NBC series “The Celebrity Apprentice,” won by his opponent, Piers Morgan. Making cameo appearances are Eddie Montgomery, Dean Sams and Ronnie Milsap
  • 2007, Curb releases Tim McGraw’s album “Let It Go”
  • 2002, Lyle Lovett’s leg is broken in 20 places when he’s trampled by a bull while working on his uncle’s Texas ranch. Lovett, injured while trying to protect his uncle, who was flipped by the bull, undergoes surgery at Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

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This Day in Country Music – March 26th

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  • 2016, Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” kicks off a four-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 2015, The Daily Beast reports Willie Nelson plans to launch his own brand of weed, Willie’s Reserve, in states where grass has been legalized
  • 2014, Lady Antebellum and songwriter Rodney Clawson pen “Bartender” on a bus ride from Kansas City to Omaha
  • 1980, “Diamonds & Dirt” becomes Rodney Crowell’s first gold album

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This Day in Country Music – March 25th

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  • 2015, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Browns and guitarist Grady Martin are announced as 2015 inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville
  • 2014, Surprise guest Luke Bryan joins Charlie Daniels for “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” during Daniels’ annual fundraiser for veterans’ scholarships at Nashville’s David Lipscomb University. Also appearing: Clint Black, Kellie Pickler, The Grascals and unannounced walk-on Lee Greenwood, who does “God Bless The U.S.A.”
  • 1989, Reba McEntire takes the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with “New Fool At An Old Game”
  • 1987, Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis’ “Forever And Ever, Amen”

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This Day in Country Music – March 24th

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  • 2016, Jennifer Nettles teams with Cheap Trick on “CMT Crossroads.” The episode includes the Sugarland hits “Stay,” “Something More” and “Settlin’,” plus the classic-rock titles “I Want You To Want Me” and “Dream Police”
  • 2013, Trace Adkins jokingly gives team member Stephen Baldwin the finger during an episode of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” hosted by Donald Trump on NBC. They win an assignment to promote a haircare product, guaranteeing they’ll be back the next week
  • 2012, Dierks Bentley settles in at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Home”
  • 2005, Keith Urban’s “Making Memories Of Us” video has its television premiere on CMT

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This Day in Country Music – March 23rd

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  • 2016, Twelve days before the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Chris Stapleton is named New Male Vocalist of the Year, Kelsea Ballerini claims New Female, and Old Dominion takes New Vocal Duo or Group
  • 2011, Taylor Swift performs “Mine,” “Fifteen” and “Love Story” during an intimate concert at London’s Abbey Road Studio for an audience that includes Amy Winehouse
  • 1998, Naomi, Wynonna and Ashley Judd attend the Oscars in Los Angeles, where Trisha Yearwood performs “How Do I Live,” from the movie “Con Air.” Ashley presents an award and gets flak for a high, revealing hemline
  • 1993, Bruce Springsteen surprises the audience at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, when he rips off his shirt and launches into Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart.” “Everybody gets a giggle out of it,” he says, “but that tune is just damn good”

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This Day in Country Music – March 22nd

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  • 2013, The Florida Georgia Line album “Here’s To The Good Times” goes gold
  • 2007, Jason Aldean’s “Johnny Cash” video debuts on CMT
  • 1999, Country stars dot the audience when Sheryl Crow plays Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. On hand: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Deana Carter and The Dixie Chicks, including Natalie Maines, wearing a “CRAP” ballcap
  • 1995, Dwight Yoakam earns a platinum album with “Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room”

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This Day in Country Music – March 21st

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  • 2015, Jason Aldean marries Brittany Kerr in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson conducts the ceremony, and Tyler Farr is one of the groomsmen. Aldean and Kerr’s first dance is to Lionel Richie’s “Stuck On You”
  • 2014, Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic are paired as a new installment of “CMT Crossroads” premieres. The set list includes “Apologize,” “Up On The Ridge,” “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” and “I Hold On,” among others
  • 2004, Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox and his wife, Tara, have their second daughter, Brooklyn Leigh Vernon, in Nashville
  • 1998, Clint Black stops at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Nothin’ But The Taillights,” co-written with Steve Wariner

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This Day in Country Music – March 20th

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  • 2011, “Do not challenge the intelligence of my audience”: John Rich takes offense when Jose Canseco and Richard Hatch put down his theme song for Camping World on the Donald Trump-centered NBC series “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The men’s team still wins the episode
  • 2002, Alison Krauss + Union Station pick up a gold album for “New Favorite”
  • 1993, George Strait’s “Heartland” rises to #1 in Billboard
  • 1937, Jerry Reed is born in Atlanta. Using a rhythmic guitar style, he earns a Grammy for “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” and a million-seller with “Amos Moses.” Reed writes Johnny Cash’s “A Thing Called Love” and Elvis Presley’s “Guitar Man”; plays on hits by Bobby Bare and Waylon Jennings; and appears in “Smokey & The Bandit”

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This Day in Country Music – March 19th

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  • 2015, Chris Janson puts a new song, “Buy Me A Boat,” up for sale on iTunes. Within weeks, the track gets him signed to Warner Bros.
  • 2013, Mercury releases the Kacey Musgraves album “Same Trailer Different Park”
  • 2010, The Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett collaborate on “Margaritaville,” “Chicken Fried” and “Toes” as a new episode of “CMT Crossroads” premieres
  • 2009, Lady Antebellum’s “I Run To You” video premieres on CMT.com

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This Day in Country Music – March 18th

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  • 2009, Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis duet on “I Told You So” and Brad Paisley sings “Then” from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles during FOX-TV’s “American Idol”
  • 2006, Kenny Chesney begins a three-week ride at #1 in Billboard with “Living In Fast Forward,” written by David Lee Murphy
  • 2003, The Dixie Chicks’ album “Home” is certified for shipments of 6 million copies
  • 2000, Toby Keith begins a five-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “How Do You Like Me Now?!”

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