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This Day in Country Music – July 29th

  • 2011 The Lady Antebellum single “Just A Kiss” goes gold, platinum and quintuple-platinum
  • 2005 Gretchen Wilson’s “All Jacked Up” video debuts on CMT.com
  • 2000 Clay Walker sings the national anthem at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in Canton, Ohio, where honorees include Joe Montana and Howie Long. Walker also joins Dwight Yoakam, Sawyer Brown and Alecia Elliott in a post-induction concert
  • 1989 Reba McEntire hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with a remake of the old Everly Brothers hit “Cathy’s Clown”

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This Day in Country Music – July 28th

  • 2008 Blake Shelton and girlfriend Miranda Lambert perform their first full-length concert together at the Monroe County Fair in Monroe, Michigan. The date includes duets on “Feelins’,” “Home” and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again”
  • 2005 Rascal Flatts’ “Fast Cars And Freedom” video premieres on CMT
  • 1999 The Dixie Chicks’ bridal video for “Ready To Run” debuts on CMT
  • 1971 Charley Pride records “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” at Nashville’s RCA Studios

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This Day in Country Music – July 27th

  • 2007 Kimberly Roads and husband Stephen Schlapman have a daughter, Daisy Pearl, in Phoenix. The rest of Little Big Town performs in the evening for the first time as a trio
  • 2002 Kenny Chesney’s “The Good Stuff” begins a seven-week ride at the top of the Billboard country list
  • 1995 Billy Ray Cyrus performs “Some Gave All” at the dedication of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 “Ring Of Fire” burns the name of Johnny Cash into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – July 26th

  • 2011 EMI releases the Eric Church album “Chief”
  • 2003 Keith Urban’s “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” video makes its TV debut on CMT
  • 1999 Shania Twain’s “Come On Over” is certified for shipments of 12 million copies, passing her own “The Woman In Me” as the best-selling country album by a female
  • 1968 Jeannie C. Riley records “Harper Valley P.T.A.”

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This Day in Country Music – July 25th

  • 2013 Pistol Annies’ single “Hell On Heels” goes platinum
  • 2008 Dixie Chick Martie Maguire and her husband, Gareth, have a daughter, Harper Rosie Maguire, in Austin, Texas
  • 1989 The late Keith Whitley is honored with a gold album for “Don’t Close Your Eyes”
  • 1950 Lefty Frizzell records “If You’ve Got The Money I’ve Got The Time,” “I Love You A Thousand Ways” and “Shine, Shave, Shower (It’s Saturday)” in his first recording session, at Dallas’ Jim Beck Studio

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This Day in Country Music – July 24th

  • 2012 Days after signing Florida Georgia Line, Republic Nashville releases a remixed version of the duo’s debut single, “Cruise,” to radio
  • 2006 ABC airs “CMA Music Festival: Music’s Biggest Party.” The special features Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna and Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • 2003 Johnny Cash picks up six nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards for his remake of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt”
  • 1957 Pam Tillis is born in Plant City, Florida. The daughter of country singer Mel Tillis, she fashions a career of her own with a series of hits in the 1990s, winning the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist in 1994 and joining the Grand Ole Opry in 2000

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This Day in Country Music – July 23rd

  • 2013 Miranda Lambert earns a double-platinum single for “The House That Built Me”
  • 2004 Jeff Foxworthy’s “Redneck Stomp” comes out on top as CMT premieres the special “20 Funniest Videos”
  • 1997 “Strawberry Wine” takes Song of the Year at the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 30th Songwriter Achievement Awards. Vince Gill wins Songwriter/Artist of the Year for the third time. Mark D. Sanders claims Top Songwriter
  • 1983 “Pancho And Lefty” propels Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard to the top spot on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – July 22nd

  • 2011 The Eli Young Band realizes its first gold single for “Crazy Girl”
  • 2004 Gretchen Wilson’s “Here For The Party” video debuts on CMT
  • 1989 George Strait ascends to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “What’s Going On In Your World”
  • 1961 Patsy Cline comes on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in a wheelchair to assure fans she’ll return to performing soon, following her June car accident

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This Day in Country Music – July 21st

  • 2014 Valory releases Thomas Rhett’s “Make Me Wanna” to radio
  • 2007 Big & Rich take “Lost In This Moment” to the top of the Billboard country chart
  • 2004 Sara Evans performs for George W. Bush at the annual president’s dinner in Washington, D.C. The set list includes “Born To Fly,” “No Place That Far,” “Perfect” and her current single, “Suds In The Bucket”
  • 1978 Vocalist Brad Mates is born in Grand Prairie, Alberta. He becomes the lead singer for Emerson Drive, a big-harmony band that accumulates hits with “I Should Be Sleeping,” “Fall Into You” and “Moments”

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This Day in Country Music – July 20th

  • 2013 Jason Aldean headlines at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the last of three stadiums on his 2013 tour itinerary. Also on the bill are Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett
  • 1992 For the first time in her career, Reba McEntire receives a double-platinum album, marking two million units shipped of “For My Broken Heart”
  • 1986 Hannah Blaylock is born in Nimrod, Arkansas. She sings lead for the harmony trio Edens Edge, snapping up a Top 10 album with its self-titled 2012 debut
  • 1959 Singer/songwriter Radney Foster is born in Del Rio, Texas. He joins Bill Lloyd in the 1980s duo Foster & Lloyd, develops a solo career and authors such hits as Sara Evans’ “A Real Fine Place To Start” and Keith Urban’s “I’m In”

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