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This Day in Country Music – August 31st

  • 2012 Randy Houser’s “How Country Feels” video debuts on CMT
  • 2009 George Strait’s “Living For The Night” video has its TV debut on CMT
  • 1999 Monument releases The Dixie Chicks’ “Fly” album
  • 1974 “Step right up…” to #1: George Jones tops the Billboard country singles chart with “The Grand Tour”

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This Day in Country Music – August 30th

  • 2014 Luke Bryan falls off the stage at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. He emerges uninjured
  • 2007 Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the pack with five nominations apiece for the 41st annual Country Music Association awards
  • 2004 Kris Kristofferson and former record executive Jim Foglesong are named the 2004 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 1997 Kenny Chesney picks up his first #1 single in Billboard: “She’s Got It All”

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This Day in Country Music – August 29th

  • 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 28th

  • 1993 Tracy Lawrence collects a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “Can’t Break It To My Heart”
  • 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 LeAnn Rimes is born in Jackson, Mississippi. After releasing her first hit, “Blue,” at age 13, she wins a Grammy for Best New Artist, becoming one of country’s most powerful vocalists. Other hits include “How Do I Live,” “Big Deal” and “I Need You”
  • 1968 Tammy Wynette writes and records “Stand By Your Man” at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – August 27th

  • 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”
  • 1957 Bill Anderson writes “City Lights” on the roof of the Hotel Andrew Jackson in Commerce, Georgia

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This Day in Country Music – August 26th

  • 2013 Joe Nichols’ “Sunny And 75” video debuts on CMT
  • 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
  • 1985 Brian Kelley is born in Daytona Beach, Florida. While attending Belmont University in Nashville, he co-founds the duo Florida Georgia Line, earning a multi-platinum single with its 2012 release “Cruise.” They win Vocal Duo honors from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music

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This Day in Country Music – August 25th

  • 2014 Mercury releases Easton Corbin’s “Baby Be My Love Song” to radio
  • 1984 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band tops the Billboard country chart for the first time with “Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream)”
  • 1979 “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” brings The Charlie Daniels Band a #1 country single in Billboard
  • 1970 Jo Dee Messina is born in Holliston, Massachusetts. After releasing her first album in 1996, she becomes a significant performer by mining strong, survivor themes, taking the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award in 1999

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This Day in Country Music – August 24th

  • 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”
  • 1977 Waylon Jennings is arrested during a recording session, along with his secretary, Lori Evans, on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. The event inspires his song “Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out Of Hand”

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This Day in Country Music – August 23rd

  • 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 performs “Chrome,” “Hot Mama” and “Then They Do”
  • 1975 Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart1969 Johnny Cash climbs to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “A Boy Named Sue”
  • 1952 Kitty Wells becomes the first woman to reach #1 on the Billboard country chart with “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”

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This Day in Country Music – August 22nd

  • 2011 Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean’s “Tattoos On This Town” to radio
  • 1998 “I’m Alright,” written by Phil Vassar, takes Jo Dee Messina to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1983 Crystal Gayle and husband/manager Bill Gatzimos have their first baby, Katherine Claire Gatzimos, at a hospital in Nashville
  • 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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