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This Day in Country Music – February 15th

  • 2015, Eric and Katherine Church welcome a son, Tennessee Hawkins Church
  • 2006, Billy Currington nets a gold single with “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right”
  • 1987, Columbia releases Ricky Van Shelton’s debut album, “Wild-Eyed Dream”
  • 1978, Crystal Gayle becomes the first country-based female artist to receive a platinum album, for “We Must Believe In Magic”

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This Day in Country Music – February 14th

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  • 2015, Luke Bryan is the celebrity monarch for the Krewe of Endymion Parade during Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • 2002, Forty couples are married in a mass Valentine’s Day ceremony in Newport News, Virginia. Steve Holy sings “Good Morning Beautiful” for the couples’ first dance
  • 1989, Happy Valentine’s Day: Reba McEntire gives fiance Narvel Blackstock a chainsaw
  • 1981, Charly McClain claims a #1 country single with “Who’s Cheatin’ Who”

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This Day in Country Music – February 13th

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  • 2012, Mel Tillis receives a National Medal of Arts from president Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C
  • 2008, Carrie Underwood collects gold awards for her singles “Wasted” and “So Small”
  • 2002, Waylon Jennings dies at his home in Arizona, following a lengthy battle with diabetes. Branded a musical outlaw for his renegade spirit, his raw-edged style brought him into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, just three months before his passing
  • 1976, Bass player Jeremy Plato is born in Oklahoma City. As a member of Cross Canadian Ragweed, he contributes to a quartet of Top 10 country albums from 2004-2009

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This Day in Country Music – February 12th

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  • 2011, Dolly Parton’s classic “I Will Always Love You” tops the list as CMT debuts “40 Greatest Love Songs”
  • 2005, Rascal Flatts journeys to #1 in Billboard with “Bless The Broken Road”
  • 1998, Alabama picks up three multi-platinum albums: “Mountain Music” is certified quintuple-platinum, “Roll On” hits quadruple-platinum, and “Greatest Hits, Volume III” reaches double-platinum
  • 1963, Buck Owens records “Act Naturally” at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood. The session also includes his first attempt at “My Heart Skips A Beat”

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This Day in Country Music – February 12th

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  • 2011, Dolly Parton’s classic “I Will Always Love You” tops the list as CMT debuts “40 Greatest Love Songs”
  • 2005, Rascal Flatts journeys to #1 in Billboard with “Bless The Broken Road”
  • 1993, Mercury Records releases Toby Keith’s first hit, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”
  • 1963, Buck Owens records “Act Naturally” at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood. The session also includes his first attempt at “My Heart Skips A Beat”

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This Day in Country Music – February 11th

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  • 2008, A “CMT Crossroads” episode matching Alison Krauss with vocalist Robert Plant makes its TV debut. The set list includes “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On),” plus the Led Zeppelin classics “Black Dog” and “When The Levee Breaks”
  • 2006, Sugarland performs its first official concert as a duo at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, just weeks after the departure of Kristen Hall
  • 1982, Columbia releases Willie Nelson’s “Always On My Mind”
  • 1967, Loretta Lynn makes her first appearance at #1 in Billboard with “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)”

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This Day in Country Music – February 10th

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  • 2013, “Blown Away” wins Best Country Solo Performance for Carrie Underwood, and Best Country Song for songwriters Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, during the 55th annual Grammy Awards, aired by CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles
  • 2008, “Before He Cheats” wins twice in the 50th annual Grammys aired by CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It brings Best Female Country Vocal Performance to Carrie Underwood and Best Country Song to writers Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins
  • 1998, “How Do I Live,” written by Diane Warren and performed by Trisha Yearwood in the movie “Con Air,” receives an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song
  • 1979, Eddie Rabbitt begins a three-week stay at #1 on Billboard’s country chart with the theme from the Clint Eastwood movie “Every Which Way But Loose”

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This Day in Country Music – February 9th

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  • 2009, Mercury releases the Sugarland single “It Happens” to radio
  • 2001, The T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” goes gold. Artists featured include Alison Krauss, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, Harry McClintock, The Whites and Norman Blake
  • 1980, The Oak Ridge Boys reach the top of the Billboard country chart with the Rodney Crowell-penned “Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight”
  • 1963, Travis Tritt is born in Marietta, Georgia. He mixes southern rock, soul and country influences in such 1990s and 2000s hits as “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)” and “T-R-O-U-B-L-E

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This Day in Country Music – February 8th

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  • 2011, Stoney Creek releases Thompson Square’s self-titled debut album
  • 2006, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas win three trophies during the 48th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles: Best Country Album, for “Lonely Runs Both Ways”; Best Country Vocal by a Duo or Group, “Restless”; and Best Country Instrumental, “Unionhouse Branch”
  • 1997, Mark Chesnutt makes a timely appearance at the top of the Billboard country chart with “It’s A Little Too Late”
  • 1960, Jim Reeves snags a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “He’ll Have To Go”

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This Day in Country Music – February 7th

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  • 2009, Taylor Swift’s “White Horse” video makes its debut on CMT
  • 2005, Toby Keith is the celebrity monarch and Sawyer Brown the grand marshal in the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Also appearing: Josh Gracin
  • 1994, Alan Jackson claims two American Music Awards, including Favorite Country Single for “Chattahoochee.” The Dolly Parton-penned “I Will Always Love You” earns two for Whitney Houston. Other winners include Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alabama and John Michael Montgomery
  • 1963, Patsy Cline has what proves to be the last recording session of her career at Nashville’s Columbia Recording Studio, cutting “He Called Me Baby,” a future hit for Charlie Rich. Her final song in the studio: “I’ll Sail My Ship Alone”

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