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This Day in Country Music – November 12th

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2013, Danielle Bradbery performs “The Heart Of Dixie” and “A Little Bit Stronger” in her Grand Ole Opry debut at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

2008, George Strait and co-producer Tony Brown share Album of the Year, for “Troubadour”; and Single of the Year, for “I Saw God Today”; during the CBS telecast of the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards at Nashville’s Sommet Center

2006, Josh Turner delivers the national anthem at Nashville’s LP Field, where the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens edge the Tennessee Titans, 27-26

2004, Sugarland performs “Baby Girl” during its Grand Ole Opry debut

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This Day in Country Music – November 11th

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2016, Eric Church is a surprise guest during Keith Urban’s concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. They close the show with “Record Year” and “Raise ‘Em Up.” Opener Maren Morris also joins Urban on “We Were Us,” while Brett Eldredge shares the stage during “Somebody Like You”

2009, Taylor Swift wins four times during the 43rd annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Sommet Center, taking Entertainer of the Year; Female Vocalist; Album, for “Fearless”; and Music Video, for “Love Story”

2008, Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s album “Fearless”

2004, Darryl Worley, Mark Wills and Rebecca Lynn Howard deliver a Veterans Day performance for troops at Central Command at the Sundome in Tampa, Florida

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This Day in Country Music – November 10th

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2014, MCA releases Sam Hunt’s “Take Your Time” to radio

2013, Rodney Atkins marries Rose Falcon on Captiva Island, Florida

2010, Miranda Lambert wins three trophies–Female Vocalist of the Year; Album, for “Revolution”; and Music Video, for “The House That Built Me”–during the 44th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

2004, “Redneck Woman” becomes Gretchen Wilson’s first gold single

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This Day in Country Music – November 9th

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2011, The Band Perry wins New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year, for “If I Die Young,” as ABC airs the 45th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. “If I Die Young” also wins Song of the Year for songwriter Kimberly Perry

2010, Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s “Back To December” to radio

2008, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins and Martina McBride are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville along with Elvis Presley, Michael McDonald, Little Richard and Jo Walker-Meador, the former executive director of the Country Music Association

2006, Trace Adkins’ “Ladies Love Country Boys” video debuts on CMT. The song namechecks Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.

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This Day in Country Music – November 8th

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2010, The movie “Country Strong,” starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw, premieres at Nashville’s Green Hills 16 theaters, drawing Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Mark Collie, Jerrod Niemann and Little Big Town

2009, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Ernest Tubb, Kid Rock and Hattie Louise “Tootsie” Bess–the founder of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge–are inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville

2005, The album “Jason Aldean” is certified gold

2003, “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” brings Keith Urban to #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – November 7th

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2013, Cassadee Pope earns a gold single for “Wasting All These Tears”

2009, Taylor Swift is guest host and musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” telecast from New York City. She jabs Kanye West and Joe Jonas in the opening monologue and performs “You Belong With Me”

2003, Emmylou Harris tapes an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York with Dave Matthews, weaving the Lefty Frizzell standard “The Long Black Veil” into the set. The program is hosted by Radney Foster

2001, The T Bone Burnett-produced “O Brother, Where Are Thou?” wins Album of the Year and one of its tracks, The Soggy Bottom Boys’ “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow,” gets Single during the 35th Country Music Association awards from Nashville on CBS

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This Day in Country Music – November 6th

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2015, RCA releases Old Dominion’s debut album, “Meat And Candy”

2006, George Strait, Sonny James and session guitarist Harold Bradley are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as ABC airs the 40th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center

2002, Alan Jackson wins a record-tying five times in the 36th Country Music Association awards on CBS: Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for “Drive”; and Single and Song, for “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)”

1993, Reba McEntire and Linda Davis share the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with “Does He Love You”

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This Day in Country Music – November 5th

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2015, Nissan introduces a new commercial for its Sentra model, audibly supported by Willie Nelson singing “The Party’s Over”

2006, Reba McEntire and Ronnie Milsap are among the first six inductees in Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame. Also added: Roy Orbison, songwriters Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, The Fisk Jubilee Singers and conductor Kenneth Schermerhorn

2003, Alan Jackson and the late Johnny Cash collect three trophies apiece in the 37th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House on CBS. Jackson earns Entertainer of the Year; Male Vocalist; and Vocal Event, for “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”

2002, American Recordings releases Johnny Cash’s “American IV: The Man Comes Around.” It’s the last album of new material issued during the singer’s life

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This Day in Country Music – November 4th

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2016, Garth Brooks loads Cheez Whiz on a cracker to Trisha Yearwood’s chagrin as an ad for Amazon Echo debuts with “Shameless” playing in the background

2015, Chris Stapleton wins three trophies–Male Vocalist of the Year; New Artist; and Album, for “Traveller”–during the 49th annual Country Music Association Awards, telecast by ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

2008, As Barack Obama wins a historic presidency, Brad Paisley witnesses a frenzied public reaction in New York’s Times Square in person. The event inspires him to write “Welcome To The Future”

2006, Dierks Bentley goes the distance to #1 in Billboard, topping the country singles list with “Every Mile A Memory

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This Day in Country Music – November 3rd

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2009, Arista releases Carrie Underwood’s album “Play On”

2005, Gretchen Wilson’s “All Jacked Up” is heard in the WB drama “Smallville.” Tom Wopat plays a senator in the week’s episode, reteaming him with former “Dukes Of Hazzard” co-star–and “Smallville” regular–John Schneider

2002, Bob Dylan (“To Make You Feel My Love”), Shel Silverstein (“A Boy Named Sue”) and Dean Dillon (“Ocean Front Property”) enter the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza

1991, Reba McEntire appears with Kenny Rogers in the NBC-TV movie “The Gambler Returns: Luck Of The Draw”

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