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This Day in Country Music – May 23rd

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  • 2015, Jason Aldean’s “Tonight Looks Good On You” video premieres on CMT
  • 2011, The Luke Bryan video for “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” premieres on CMT
  • 2006, Brad Paisley claims three trophies at the 41st annual Academy of Country Music awards, aired by CBS from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Dolly Parton duet, “When I Get Where I’m Going,” takes Vocal Event and Video of the Year; “Time Well Wasted” is Album
  • 1974, Singer/songwriter Jewel Kilcher is born in Payson, Utah. Known professionally as Jewel, she gets established as a pop star in 1996, segueing into the country charts with the 2008 single “Stronger Woman”

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This Day in Country Music – May 22nd

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  • 2015, Jana Kramer marries NFL tight end Michael Caussin in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 2011, Reba McEntire, Jean Shepard and songwriter Bobby Braddock are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 2004, Rascal Flatts’ “Mayberry” rises to #1 in Billboard
  • 2000, Garth Brooks’ “Double Live” sets a new record for country concert albums, as it’s certified for shipments of 13 million units

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This Day in Country Music – May 21st

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  • 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
  • 2002, Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow tape an installment of “CMT Crossroads” on the Sony Pictures lot in Los Angeles. In addition to their own material, they offer a duet on the Johnny Cash & June Carter classic “Jackson”
  • 1991, Tracy Lawrence signs a recording contract with Atlantic Records
  • 1988, Kathy Mattea drives to #1 in Billboard with “Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses”

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This Day in Country Music – May 20th

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  • 2014, Luke Bryan’s singles “Drink A Beer” and “Play It Again” are both certified gold and platinum by the RIAA
  • 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
  • 2000, Faith Hill’s “The Way You Love Me” begins a four-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – May 19th

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  • 2015, Black River releases Kelsea Ballerini’s debut album, “The First Time”
  • 2012, Miranda Lambert’s “Over You,” co-written with Blake Shelton, reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1997, MCA releases Trisha Yearwood’s version of “How Do I Live”
  • 1992, Mercury releases Billy Ray Cyrus’ debut album, “Some Gave All”

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This Day in Country Music – May 18th

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  • 2015, MCA releases Sam Hunt’s “House Party” to radio
  • 2003, A wheelchair-bound Johnny Cash sits in the front row at the funeral for June Carter at the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Emmylou Harris, Larry Gatlin, The Oak Ridge Boys and Sheryl Crow all perform at the memorial
  • 1986, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings appear in a CBS remake of the western movie “Stagecoach,” along with June Carter, John Schneider, John Carter Cash, Jessi Colter, David Allan Coe and Billy Swan
  • 1959, A history lesson makes history as Johnny Horton’s recording of “The Battle Of New Orleans” goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – May 17th

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  • 2010, Republic Nashville releases The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” to radio
  • 2005, Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” written by Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman, wins Single Record and Song of the Year during the 40th annual Academy of Country Music awards, telecast on CBS from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay
  • 1993, Johnny Cash begins four days of recording in producer Rick Rubin’s living room in Los Angeles, backed only by his own guitar. It marks the start of work on Cash’s “American Recordings” album
  • 1967, Glen Campbell records “Gentle On My Mind,” written by John Hartford and arranged by Leon Russell, at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood

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This Day in Country Music – May 16th

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  • 2009, Jason Aldean tops the Billboard country singles chart with “She’s Country”
  • 1998, Faith Hill begins a three-week run at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “This Kiss”
  • 1987, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris score a #1 country single with a song written by pop record producer Phil Spector, “To Know Him Is To Love Him”
  • 1971, Rick Trevino is born in Houston. The Hispanic singer, signed to Columbia Records at age 19, develops a short string of 1990s hits, including “She Can’t Say I Didn’t Cry,” “Learning As You Go” and “Running Out Of Reasons”

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This Day in Country Music – May 15th

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  • 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
  • 1993, John Michael Montgomery earns the first #1 single of his career with “I Love The Way You Love Me”
  • 1984, Guitarist Zach Brown is born in Snellville, Georgia. As an adult, he joins A Thousand Horses, taking part in the Southern rock-tinged 2014 release “Smoke”

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This Day in Country Music – May 14th

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  • 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
  • 1991, Arista releases Alan Jackson’s album “Don’t Rock The Jukebox”

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