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This Day in Country Music – May 5th

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  • 2014, Miranda Lambert receives six nominations to top the list as the CMT Music Awards finalists are announced
  • 2009, Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams shoot a “CMT Crossroads” installment at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Included on the set list: “Johnny Cash,” “Amarillo Sky,” “Summer Of ’69” and “Cuts Like A Knife”
  • 2001, Blake Shelton sings “Austin” during his debut on the Grand Ole Opry
  • 1997, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have their first baby, Gracie Katherine McGraw. At age nine, she becomes part of the children’s chorus at the close of Dad’s hit single “Last Dollar (Fly Away)”

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This Day in Country Music – May 4th

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  • 2009, Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” video premieres on CMT
  • 1999, Curb releases the Tim McGraw album “A Place In The Sun”
  • 1996, Shania Twain races to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “You Win My Love”
  • 1991, Travis Tritt makes his Grand Ole Opry debut

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This Day in Country Music – May 3rd

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  • 2013, Keith Urban makes a surprise appearance during The Rolling Stones’ show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, joining the band on “Respectable”
  • 2009, Clint Black is fired by Donald Trump during an episode of the NBC-TV reality series “The Celebrity Apprentice”
  • 2007, Taylor Swift picks up a gold single for her debut, “Tim McGraw”
  • 1994, Garth Brooks wins two honors–Entertainer and Video of the Year–at the 29th Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC, though he’s not in Los Angeles to receive them. His wife, Sandy, gives birth to August Anna that night in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – May 2nd

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  • 2014, Carrie Underwood writes “Something In The Water” with Chris DeStefano and Brett James in a Tennessee cabin, weaving in an “I Saw The Light” reference and a section of “Amazing Grace”
  • 2011, Capitol releases Lady Antebellum’s “Just A Kiss” to radio
  • 1998, Shania Twain nails down the #1 position in Billboard with “You’re Still The One”
  • 1985, Columbia releases the “Highwayman” album, teaming Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson

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This Day in Country Music – May 1st

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  • 2012, Arista releases the Carrie Underwood album “Blown Away”
  • 1999, Dixie Chick Emily Erwin marries Charlie Robison at a West Texas ranch. Fellow Chick Natalie Maines meets future husband Adrian Pasdar at the ceremony
  • 1993, Charley Pride joins the Grand Ole Opry
  • 1982, “Mountain Music” peaks at #1 for Alabama on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – April 30th

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  • 2006, Big & Rich perform at a rally sponsored by human rights agencies in Washington, D.C., to call attention to genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan
  • 1997, Dwight Yoakam plays a grocery-store employee in the “coming out” episode of ABC’s “Ellen,” which also features Demi Moore, Oprah Winfrey and k.d. lang
  • 1988, Rodney Crowell & Rosanne Cash meet at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “It’s Such A Small World”
  • 1962, Bass player Robert Reynolds is born in Kansas City, Missouri. He’s a founding member of The Mavericks, who gain the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year twice in the mid-’90s. He marries Trisha Yearwood for five years

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This Day in Country Music – April 29th

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  • 2013, Hunter Hayes’ “I Want Crazy” video debuts on CMT
  • 2009, Keith Urban’s “Kiss A Girl” video debuts on CMT.com
  • 2004, Wynonna and the rock band Heart tape an episode of “CMT Crossroads,” hosted by Radney Foster, at Belmont University in Nashville. The set list includes “Only Love” and “Girls With Guitars”
  • 1989, RCA releases Clint Black’s debut album, “Killin’ Time”

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This Day in Country Music – April 28th

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  • 2009, Jason Aldean earns a gold single for “She’s Country”
  • 2005, Eddie Montgomery loses his footing when he steps on a speaker cabinet during the third song in a Montgomery Gentry show in Asheville, North Carolina. After the band’s 90-minute set, he has X-rays and discovers he’s broken his left wrist
  • 2001, Brooks & Dunn begin a six-week romp at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You”
  • 2000, Rascal Flatts makes its Grand Ole Opry debut

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This Day in Country Music – April 27th

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  • 2011, Jason Aldean leads all finalists in the CMT Music Awards with four nominations
  • 2008, Emmylou Harris and Ernest “Pop” Stoneman are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony in Nashville
  • 2004, Interscope releases Loretta Lynn’s album “Van Lear Rose,” produced by White Stripes rocker Jack White
  • 2001, Monticello, Georgia, renames Highway 83 the Trisha Yearwood Parkway, honoring its most famous former resident

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This Day in Country Music – April 26th

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  • 2015, Eric Paslay marries Natalie Harker in Charlotte, Tennessee
  • 2014, Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again” spends the first of nine weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 2008, Kenny Chesney’s right foot is caught between a mechanical lift and the stage at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina, creating a severe hematoma. He still finishes the concert, which also features Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Gary Allan and Uncle Kracker
  • 2005, Carrie Underwood covers Martina McBride for the second time during season four of “American Idol,” performing “When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues”

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