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This Day in Country Music – April 27th

– 2012 The videos for Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys And Angels,” Easton Corbin’s “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and Thomas Rhett’s “Something To Do With My Hands” debut on CMT

– 2010 Shania Twain mentors the final six contestants on FOX-TV’s “American Idol,” including Casey James. The episode’s set list includes “You’ve Got A Way,” “Any Man Of Mine,” “No One Needs To Know” and “You’re Still The One”

– 2008 Emmylou Harris and Ernest “Pop” Stoneman are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – April 26th

– 2009 Clint Black wins $20,000 for charity as the project manager for the winning team on an episode of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The task: develop a four-page advertorial for Right Guard

– 2005 Carrie Underwood covers Martina McBride for the second time during season four of “American Idol,” performing “When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues”

– 1997 George Strait begins a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country chart with “One Night At A Time”

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This Day in Country Music – April 25th

  • 2012 Brad Paisley appears on an episode of the animated Comedy Central series “South Park,” singing the national anthem at a fictitious Denver Nuggets basketball game and performing “I Swear” with Cartman
  • 2009 Diamond Rio’s Jimmy Olander runs 13.1 miles in the Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon in two hours, 10 minutes. Marty Roe completes it in 2:20 and The Dancehall Doctors’ Jeff McMahon does it in 3:36
  • 1990 Clint Black claims four trophies in the 25th annual Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC from Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre: Top Male and New Male Vocalist; Album of the Year, for “Killin’ Time”; and Single Record of the Year, for “A Better Man”

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This Day in Country Music- April 24th

– 2012, Curb releases Lee Brice’s “Hard To Love” to radio

– 2008, Toby Keith has a performance at a base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, interrupted by mortar fire as he plays for 2,500 troops in his sixth USO tour

– 1993, Sammy Kershaw picks up a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful”

– 1993, Willie Nelson holds Farm Aid VI in Ames, Iowa, with Sawyer Brown, Martina McBride, The Kentucky HeadHunters, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, Ringo Starr, Waylon Jennings, Bryan Adams, Paul Simon, Travis Tritt, Ricky Van Shelton and others

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This Day in Country Music- April 23rd

– 2012, Carrie Underwood is the leading contender in the CMT Music Awards as she picks up five nominations, including two for “Good Girl” and two for the Brad Paisley collaboration “Remind Me”

– 2006, Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney marries Tiffany Fallon at the One & Only Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

– 1996, Bryan White meets “Second Noah” actress Erika Page for the first time during the Sizzlin’ Country concert for cystic fibrosis in Los Angeles. They begin dating a year later and marry in 2000

– 1992, A 13-mile stretch of Mississippi Highway 23 is renamed for Tammy Wynette

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This Day in Country Music- April 22nd

– 2014, Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and songwriter Hank Cochran are announced as the 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees by the Country Music Association during a press conference in the Hall of Fame’s Rotunda

– 2007, Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd, The Crickets, John Hiatt, ex-BMI executive Frances Preston and Christian artist Michael W. Smith make up the second batch of people inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville

– 1998, “It’s Your Love” propels Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to four wins in CBS’ telecast of the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre: Single Record, Song, Video and Vocal Event of the Year

– 1995, John Michael Montgomery reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart with “I Can Love You Like That”

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This Day in Country Music- April 21st

– 2014, Dierks Bentley attends the Boston Marathon to cheer on his wife, Cassidy Bentley. She finishes the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 34 minutes

– 2012, Keith Urban becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry, performing “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me,” “Days Go By” and “Without You” during the night

– 2007, Carrie Underwood goes to #1 in Billboard with “Wasted”

– 2004, Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith each win two trophies at the third annual CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center

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This Day in Country Music- April 20th

– 2012, Eric Church’s “Springsteen” goes gold

– 2008, Hank Williams, Steve Wariner and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, along with jazz musician Kirk Whalum, Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and “Ring Of Fire” songwriter Merle Kilgore

– 1993, Mercury releases Toby Keith’s self-titled debut album

– 1990, The Kentucky HeadHunters go gold with the “Pickin’ On Nashville” album

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This Day in Country Music- April 19th

– 2010, The Zac Brown Band album “The Foundation” goes double-platinum

– 2005, Carrie Underwood, one of the seven remaining contestants on FOX-TV’s “American Idol,” turns in a version of “MacArthur Park” on the live telecast

– 1995, The Eagles play Nashville’s Starwood Amphitheatre. The celebrity-dotted audience includes Clay Walker, Tim McGraw, Doug Supernaw, Brooks & Dunn, Steve Winwood, Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan and Diamond Rio’s Brian Prout

– 1988, “Strait Country,” George Strait’s debut album, goes gold seven years after its release

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This Day in Country Music- April 18th

– 2014, “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me,” a documentary hinging on Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, debuts during the Nashville Film Festival

– 2010, Lady Antebellum wins in three categories–Top Vocal Group and Single Record and Song of the Year, for “Need You Now”–during the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

– 1998, Diamond Rio joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry, following an introduction by Little Jimmy Dickens. The first song the band performs as members: “Meet In The Middle”

– 1992, Aaron Tippin picks up his first #1 country single in Billboard: “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio”

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