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This Day in Country Music – January 16th

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  • 2016, Scotty McCreery performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where the New England Patriots defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-20, in an NFL playoff game
  • 2006, The Johnny Cash biopic “Walk The Line” earns three Golden Globes: Best Musical or Comedy plus trophies for Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. The “Brokeback Mountain” piece “A Love That Will Never Grow Old” wins Best Original Song
  • 1993, Patty Loveless performs on the Grand Ole Opry. It’s her first Opry appearance since undergoing vocal surgery
  • 1984, RCA releases Alabama’s album “Roll On”

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This Day in Country Music – January 15th

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  • 2015, Florida Georgia Line kicks off its first arena headlining tour in Toledo, Ohio, joined on the bill by Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard
  • 2013, Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride” is awarded a platinum single
  • 2007, Taylor Swift enlists actor Tyler Hilton as she shoots the video for “Teardrops On My Guitar” at Nashville’s Hume-Fogg Magnet School
  • 2000, Patty Loveless introduces Ralph Stanley as a new member of the Grand Ole Opry. Stanley plays “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” and “Little Maggie”

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This Day in Country Music – January 14th

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  • 2013, Stoney Creek releases Parmalee’s “Carolina” to radio
  • 2009, Billy Currington earns a gold single for the Luke Bryan-penned “Good Directions”
  • 2000, Deana Carter’s “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” hits the 5 million mark in shipments
  • 1988, The “Trio” album, by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, receives a Grammy nomination for Best Album. Harris contributes to five nominations overall

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This Day in Country Music – January 13th

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  • 2015, “Like the great George freakin’ Strait/I’m the king of gettin’ unwound”: Arista releases Brad Paisley’s “Crushin’ It” to radio
  • 1996, Faith Hill resides at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “It Matters To Me”
  • 1996, Martina McBride makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry since becoming a member in November. Terri Clark makes her Opry debut the same evening
  • 1990, Keith Whitley hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with “It Ain’t Nothin'”

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This Day in Country Music – January 12th

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  • 2014, A Yoplait ad featuring Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love A Rainy Night” has its first airing on TV
  • 2006, Sugarland appears on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” Kristen Hall is absent, a sign of her departure, which the group announces within days
  • 2001, Three weeks after its release in New York and Nashville, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” reaches movie theaters across the U.S. The soundtrack features Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, The Whites and Ralph Stanley, among others
  • 1991, Garth Brooks occupies the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with “Unanswered Prayers”

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This Day in Country Music – January 11th

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  • 2016, RCA releases “Think Of You,” a Chris Young duet with Cassadee Pope, to radio
  • 2012, Taylor Swift is named Favorite Country Artist during the People’s Choice Awards, aired from Los Angeles on CBS
  • 2003, Mark Wills begins a six-week stay at the Billboard summit with “19 Somethin'”
  • 1997, Kevin Sharp’s remake of The Tony Rich Project’s “Nobody Knows” hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – January 10th

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  • 2015, Eric Church plays to a sold-out house at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, where the audience includes Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt and Cole Swindell
  • 2010, John Rich and his wife, Joan, have a son, Cash Rich, in Nashville
  • 2003, Darryl Worley performs “Have You Forgotten?” publicly for the first time on the Grand Ole Opry at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium
  • 1998, Martina McBride soars to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “A Broken Wing”

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This Day in Country Music – January 9th

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  • 2015, Toby Keith performs “Beer For My Horses” to launch “CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party,” a 90-minute special celebrating the college football championship game. The lineup also features Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae, Brett Eldredge and Big & Rich
  • 2007, Rascal Flatts’ “Life Is A Highway” earns two People’s Choice awards in California, while Carrie Underwood also comes up a double-winner on the CBS telecast. Also taking trophies: Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi’s “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”
  • 2000, Shania Twain takes the People’s Choice award for Favorite Female Musical Performer during a CBS telecast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California
  • 1990, Willie Nelson’s album “Stardust” is certified quadruple-platinum

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This Day in Country Music – January 8th

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  • 2011, Tim McGraw starts a three-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Felt Good On My Lips”
  • 2008, Eric Church marries publishing executive Katherine Blasingame at the Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • 2007, Craig Morgan collects the first gold album of his career, for “My Kind Of Livin'”
  • 2001, Faith Hill takes three trophies in the American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Tim McGraw earns Favorite Country Male, The Dixie Chicks are named Favorite Country Band, and Billy Gilman wins Favorite New Country Artist

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This Day in Country Music – January 7th

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  • 2015, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Hunter Hayes win country trophies on CBS’ telecast of the People’s Choice Awards. Taylor Swift claims three pop honors
  • 2003, The Dixie Chicks and Alan Jackson each receive four nods when the Grammy nominations are announced
  • 1978, Johnny Paycheck’s “Take This Job And Shove It” works its way to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1974, John Rich is born in Amarillo, Texas. After a stint with Lonestar, he re-emerges in 2004 as one-half of Big & Rich and as a solo artist. He also writes hits for other acts, including Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman,” Faith Hill’s “Mississippi Girl” and Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown”

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