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This Day in Country Music – May 22nd

  • 2012 Pistol Annies’ Angaleena Presley marries Miranda Lambert’s tour manager, Jordan Powell, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • 2007 LeAnn Rimes’ “Nothin’ Better To Do” video debuts online at CMT.com
  • 2002 Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson win three times each in the 37th Academy of Country Music awards at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre. Brooks & Dunn take Entertainer of the Year; Top Vocal Duo; and Video of the Year, for “Only In America”
  • 1993 CBS airs “Willie Nelson The Big Six-0: An All-Star Birthday Celebration,” with Ray Charles, B.B. King, Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Travis Tritt, Lyle Lovett, Bob Dylan, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson

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This Day in Country Music – May 21st

  • 2013 Kellie Pickler wins season 16 of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” Wynonna, who also competed during the season, sings “I Want To Know What Love Is” on the finale
  • 2008 Capitol releases Darius Rucker’s first country single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” to radio
  • 1998 Garth Brooks’ “No Fences” becomes the first country album certified for shipments of 14 million copies
  • 1991 Tracy Lawrence signs a recording contract with Atlantic Records

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This Day in Country Music – May 20th

  • 2013 Republic Nashville releases Cassadee Pope’s debut single, “Wasting All These Tears,” to radio
  • 2009 Buddy Miller receives five nominations for the Americana Honors & Awards. Julie Miller and Justin Townes Earle pick up three apiece
  • 2004 Trace Adkins’ “Rough & Ready” video premieres on CMT, with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the piece
  • 1994 “Maverick” makes its theater debut, hitting #1 in its first week of release, with cameo appearances by Kathy Mattea, Hal Ketchum, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, Janis Gill, Carlene Carter, Reba McEntire and Clint Black

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This Day in Country Music – May 19th

  • 2013 Donald Trump declares Trace Adkins the winner of “The Celebrity Apprentice” over Penn Jillette on NBC. Adkins sings “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” during the episode, which sees him collect checks from Wynonna Judd, Thompson Square, Billy Ray Cyrus and The Oak Ridge Boys
  • 2005 Toby Keith’s “As Good As I Once Was” video debuts on CMT
  • 1997 MCA releases Trisha Yearwood’s version of “How Do I Live”
  • 1977 “Smokey & The Bandit” has its premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The movie stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed, who sings “East Bound And Down.” John Schneider also appears in a teeny walk-on role

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This Day in Country Music – May 18th

  • 2008 Sugarland’s “Stay” is a double-winner, claiming Single Record and Song of the Year during the 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
  • 2004 Loretta Lynn shoots a video with rocker Jack White, of The White Stripes, for her song “Portland, Oregon.” The location: a barn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
  • 1996 Brooks & Dunn begin a three-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart with their remake of “My Maria”
  • 1979 David Nail is born in Kennett, Missouri. The soulful vocalist collects his first hit single in 2009 with “Red Light,” adding further hits with 2011’s “Let It Rain” and 2013’s “Whatever She’s Got”

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This Day in Country Music – May 17th

  • 2013 The Zac Brown Band’s “Jump Right In” video debuts on CMT
  • 2009 Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and session musician Charlie McCoy are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville
  • 2001 A new $37-million Country Music Hall of Fame opens in downtown Nashville. On hand are Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Diamond Rio, Martina McBride, Bill Anderson and ribbon-cutters Charley Pride, Brenda Lee and Kitty Wells
  • 1983 Bill Monroe is a guest at the White House, along with Frank Sinatra, as president Ronald Reagan recognizes Monroe as the only living American credited with originating an American music form

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This Day in Country Music – May 16th

  • 2013 Keith Urban performs “Little Bit Of Everything” during the season finale of FOX-TV’s “American Idol.” The Band Perry plays “DONE.” And Urban and contestant Kree Harrison do “Where The Blacktop Ends” with Blink-182’s Travis Barker on drums and Randy Jackson on bass
  • 2006 Kenny Chesney performs “There Goes My Life” and “Back Where I Come From” for president George W. Bush and Australian prime minister John Howard at the White House in Washington, D.C.
  • 1989 “Reba McEntire’s Greatest Hits” becomes the singer’s first platinum album
  • 1980 RCA releases Alabama’s “Tennessee River”

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This Day in Country Music – May 15th

  • 2007 Carrie Underwood wins three times in the CBS telecast of the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She takes Top Female Vocalist; Album of the Year, for “Some Hearts”; and Video, for “Before He Cheats”
  • 2004 Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus marries Allison Alderson in Nashville. His groomsmen include fellow band members Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney, plus comedian Cledus T. Judd. Vince Gill sings “When Love Finds You” during the ceremony
  • 1999 Tim McGraw’s “Please Remember Me,” written by Rodney Crowell, begins a five-week stay at #1 in Billboard
  • 1997 Bill Monroe is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland, alongside The Bee Gees, Joni Mitchell, The Young Rascals, The Jackson 5, King Records founder Syd Nathan, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash

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This Day in Country Music – May 13th

  • 2014 The Band Perry’s “Chainsaw” video debuts on CMT
  • 2011 Curb Records accuses Tim McGraw of breach of contract in a lawsuit that claims he recorded his “Emotional Traffic” album too soon after the previous release
  • 2000 Kenny Rogers’ “Buy Me A Rose” sprouts at #1 on the Billboard country chart with vocal assistance from Alison Krauss and Billy Dean
  • 1986 “Hank Williams Jr.’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2″ is certified gold

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This Day in Country Music – May 14th

  • 2011 Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are married at the Don Strange Ranch near Boerne, Texas, in front of Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Martina McBride and The Bellamy Brothers
  • 2005 Jo Dee Messina lofts “My Give A Damn’s Busted” to #1 in Billboard
  • 2002 Toby Keith and Martina McBride each receive three nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards
  • 1985 Dustin Lynch is born in Tullahoma, Tennessee. The reedy-voiced singer/songwriter earns a hit with his debut single, 2012’s “Cowboys And Angels”

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