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This Day in Country Music- March 30th

- 2013, Kacey Musgraves sings “Merry Go ‘Round” in her Grand Ole Opry debut

– 2004, Brad Paisley tapes an installment of the Radney Foster-hosted “CMT Crossroads” in New York, teaming with pop singer/songwriter/guitarist John Mayer. Included in the set list: “Daughters,” “Bigger Than My Body,” “Little Moments” and “Celebrity”

– 2002, Martina McBride and “Blessed” earn the #1 position in Billboard

– 1992, Time magazine puts Garth Brooks on the cover, calling him a “jumping-jack-flash performer who can bring 40-year-olds to tears with existential hymns about accepting life’s compromises” on the pages inside. Presumably a good thing

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This Day in Country Music- March 29th

- 2013, Taylor Swift picks up a platinum single for “Begin Again”

– 2004, Dierks Bentley undergoes knee surgery in Nashville, nine days after an on-stage accident left him with a torn ligament and bruised knee bone

– 2003, Joe Nichols picks up his first #1 single in Billboard with “Brokenheartsville”

– 1999, Thirteen years after its release, Steve Earle’s “Guitar Town” album is certified gold

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This Day in Country Music- March 28th

- 2013, Blake Shelton sings The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” dressed like a chicken with three cast members from NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Shelton also performs “Sure Be Cool If You Did”

– 2009, Love And Theft performs “Runaway” in its Grand Ole Opry debut

– 2003, CMT places Johnny Cash at #1 when it lists “The 40 Greatest Men Of Country Music.” Rounding out the Top Five: Hank Williams, #2; George Jones, #3; Willie Nelson, #4; and Waylon Jennings, #5

– 2001, The “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack goes platinum. Produced by T Bone Burnett, it features Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Alison Krauss, Harry McClintock, Gillian Welch, John Hartford and The Cox Family

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This Day in Country Music- March 27th

- 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 the NBC series “The Celebrity Apprentice,” won by his opponent, Piers Morgan. Making cameo appearances are Eddie Montgomery, Dean Sams and Ronnie Milsap

– 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

– 2002, Shania Twain’s “Come On Over” album is certified for shipments of 19 million units

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This Day in Country Music- March 26th

- 2014, Lady Antebellum and songwriter Rodney Clawson pen “Bartender” on a bus ride from Kansas City to Omaha

– 2013, Warner Bros. releases Blake Shelton’s album “Based On A True Story…”

– 2005, Craig Morgan begins a four-week visit at the top of the Billboard chart with “That’s What I Love About Sunday”

– 1990, “Diamonds & Dirt” becomes Rodney Crowell’s first gold album

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This Day in Country Music- March 25th

- 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.”

– 2013, Season four of “The Voice” debuts on NBC with Blake Shelton adding the eventual winner, Danielle Bradbery, to his team after her performance of “Mean.” Contestants also cover “Blown Away” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” Shelton sings “Come Together” with fellow judges Adam Levine, Usher and Shakira

– 1989, Reba McEntire takes the top spot on the Billboard country 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

- 2013, Trace Adkins jokingly gives team member Stephen Baldwin the finger during an episode of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC. They win an assignment to promote a haircare product, guaranteeing they’ll be back the next week

– 2005, Keith Urban’s “Making Memories Of Us” video has its television premiere on CMT

– 2004, Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts pick up four nominations apiece in the third annual CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards

– 2002, Faith Hill performs “There You’ll Be,” from the movie “Pearl Harbor,” during the Oscar awards at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theatre. “For The Birds” wins Best Animated Short; the movie features a score created by Riders In The Sky

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This Day in Country Music- March 23rd

- 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

– 1996, This has to make her feel better: Patty Loveless tops the Billboard country chart with “You Can Feel Bad”

– 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

- 2013, The Florida Georgia Line album “Here’s To The Good Times” goes gold

– 2003, The Dixie Chicks march to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Travelin’ Soldier”

– 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

– 1999, Diamond Rio collects a gold album for “Unbelievable”

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This Day in Country Music- March 21st

- 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

– 1999, Garth Brooks gets his first hit of spring training, singling up the middle off of pitcher Mike Sirotka during a San Diego Padres loss to the Chicago White Sox, 11-8, at Peoria, Arizona

– 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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