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This Day in Country Music – August 29th

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  • 2011, Capitol releases Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End” to radio
  • 2002, Alan Jackson collects a whopping 10 nominations for the 36th annual Country Music Association awards, breaking a 32-year-old record held by Merle Haggard
  • 1995, K.T. Oslin has quadruple-bypass heart surgery at Nashville’s Saint Thomas Hospital
  • 1966, Singer/songwriter Shawn Camp is born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Signed to Reprise in the 1990s, he nets hits as a songwriter with George Strait’s “River Of Love,” Garth Brooks’ “Two Pina Coladas” and Josh Turner’s “Would You Go With Me”

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This Day in Country Music – August 26th

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  • 2011, Rapper Nicki Minaj is a surprise guest during Taylor Swift’s concert at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The two collaborate on Minaj’s “Super Bass”
  • 1992, “Honeymoon In Vegas,” starring Nicolas Cage and parachuting Elvis impersonators, premieres. The film’s soundtrack features Presley remakes by Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant, among others
  • 1989, Cassadee Pope is born in West Palm Beach, Florida. As a member of Blake Shelton’s team, she wins the third season of NBC’s “The Voice,” leading to a recording deal with Republic Nashville and her 2013 debut album
  • 1982, George Strait notches his first #1 single with “Fool Hearted Memory”

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This Day in Country Music – August 27th

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  • 2014, Black River Entertainment releases Kelsea Ballerini’s debut single, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” to radio
  • 2012, Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” video debuts on CMT
  • 2005, Merle Haggard’s classic “Okie From Muskogee” ranks #1 when CMT presents “20 Greatest City Songs”
  • 1990, Capitol releases Garth Brooks’ album “No Fences”

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This Day in Country Music – August 26th

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  • 2013, Joe Nichols’ “Sunny And 75” video debuts on CMT
  • 2007, Billy Currington travels to Hawaii to begin therapy for anger issues related to the abuse he suffered from a stepfather in childhood. The abuser was actually the subject of Currington’s first hit, “Walk A Little Straighter”
  • 2004, Lonestar’s animated “Mr. Mom” video debuts on CMT
  • 2000, Pam Tillis joins the Grand Ole Opry, performing “All The Good Ones Are Gone” and “Maybe It Was Memphis.” Darryl Worley makes his Opry debut the same night

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This Day in Country Music – August 25th

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  • 2014, Mercury releases Easton Corbin’s “Baby Be My Love Song” to radio
  • 2007, Chuck Wicks sings “Stealing Cinderella” in his Grand Ole Opry debut
  • 1998, Trisha Yearwood collects a gold album for “Where Your Road Leads”
  • 1984, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band tops the Billboard country chart for the first time with “Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream)”

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This Day in Country Music – August 24th

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  • 2014, Love And Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles marries Jenna Kennedy at Ruby Nashville. In attendance are Eric Gunderson and Chase Rice
  • 2012, Mercury releases Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go ‘Round” to radio
  • 2001, June Carter Cash undergoes surgery to have a pacemaker installed
  • 1985, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers share the #1 position in Billboard with “Real Love”

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This Day in Country Music – August 23rd

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  • 2011, Columbia releases Pistol Annies’ debut album, “Hell On Heels,” digitally
  • 2003, Trace Adkins joins the Grand Ole Opry, officially inducted by Ronnie Milsap and Lorrie Morgan. On his big night, he sings “Chrome,” “Hot Mama” and “Then They Do”
  • 1975, Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart
  • 1969, Johnny Cash climbs to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “A Boy Named Sue”

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This Day in Country Music – August 22nd

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  • 2011, Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean’s “Tattoos On This Town” to radio
  • 2002, George Strait’s “She’ll Leave You With A Smile” video, featuring footage from his March 3 performance at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show, premieres on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”
  • 1987, Restless Heart appears at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right)”
  • 1979, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each secure four nominations as finalists for the Country Music Association awards are announced in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – August 21st

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  • 2006, Rosanne Cash and Steve Earle tape a new episode of “CMT Crossroads” at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The set list includes “Seven Year Ache,” “Guitar Town,” “Devil’s Right Hand” and the Johnny Cash song “Big River”
  • 1988, Kacey Musgraves is born in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She wins New Artist of the Year at the Country Music Association awards in 2013 following her debut single, “Merry Go ‘Round.” She also co-writes Miranda Lambert’s hit “Mama’s Broken Heart”
  • 1979, The Charlie Daniels Band earns a gold single for “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”
  • 1961, Patsy Cline records “Crazy” at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – August 20th

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  • 2015, Arista releases Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” to radio
  • 1988, Restless Heart’s “Bluest Eyes In Texas” rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart
  • 1977, Elvis Presley’s “Way Down” goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1974, David Allan Coe records “the perfect country & western song,” “You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” at Nashville’s Columbia Studio A, namechecking Waylon Jennings, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard and songwriter Steve Goodman

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