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This Day in Country Music – June 30th

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  • 2014, Dot releases Maddie & Tae’s debut single, “Girl In A Country Song,” to radio
  • 2004, The Rick Schroder-directed video for “Whiskey Lullaby,” Brad Paisley’s duet with Alison Krauss, debuts on CMT
  • 2001, Chet Atkins dies at home after a long bout with cancer. An influential guitarist and producer who helped create “The Nashville Sound,” he entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973 and earned a Lifetime Achievement award from the Grammys
  • 1993, Kenny Chesney signs his first recording contract, with Capricorn Records

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This Day in Country Music – June 29th

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  • 2014, Dolly Parton performs for 100,000 people during the multi-format Glastonbury Music Festival in Pilton, England. Her set includes a surprise appearance by guitarist Richie Sambora on Bon Jovi’s “Lay Your Hands On Me”
  • 2012, Arista releases Carrie Underwood’s single “Blown Away” to radio
  • 2008, The Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony at the museum’s Ford Theater
  • 2004, Blake Shelton begins shooting his “Some Beach” video in Tennessee, with NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler making an appearance

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This Day in Country Music – June 28th

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  • 2014, Randy Houser’s “Like A Cowboy” video debuts on CMT
  • 2010, “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton’s collaboration with Trace Adkins, earns a gold single
  • 2007, Brad Paisley’s “Online” video, featuring guest appearances by Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler, debuts on CMT
  • 2003, Joe Don Rooney has the first bare backside displayed on CMT, as Rascal Flatts’ “I Melt” video debuts on “Most Wanted Live”

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This Day in Country Music – June 27th

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  • 2015, Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd share the stage as a new edition of “CMT Crossroads” premieres. Performances include “Kick It In The Sticks,” “Bottoms Up,” “One Hell Of An Amen” and “Sweet Home Alabama”
  • 2011, Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” video debuts on CMT
  • 2001, Tracy Lawrence and his wife, Becca, welcome their first daughter, Skylar JoAnn Lawrence, in Nashville
  • 1962, Hank Snow records “I’ve Been Everywhere” at RCA Studio B in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – June 26th

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  • 2014, Zac Brown makes a surprise appearance during a Billy Joel concert at Boston’s Fenway Park, joining in on “You May Be Right”
  • 2012, Carrie Underwood makes her Australian concert debut with a show at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne
  • 1992, Columbia releases Mary Chapin Carpenter’s album “Come On, Come On”
  • 1984, George Strait records “The Cowboy Rides Away” in a late-night session at the Sound Stage in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – June 25th

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  • 2014, The video for “Somethin’ Bad,” the Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood, premieres on CMT, MTV and VH1
  • 2006, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are married at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Sydney, Australia. He sings “Making Memories Of Us” at the service, witnessed by songwriter Monty Powell, producer Dann Huff and Capitol Records chief Mike Dungan
  • 1997, On Chet Atkins Day in Nashville, more than 70 artists and musicians pay tribute to the guitarist at a Ryman Auditorium concert. Among the night’s performers are Steve Wariner, Ray Stevens, Ronnie McDowell, Mark Knopfler, Marty Stuart, Bobby Bare and Hank Williams III
  • 1996, Capitol releases Trace Adkins’ debut album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud”
  • 1986, Jenifer Strait, the 13-year-old daughter of George Strait, dies in an auto accident. She is a passenger in a car, driven by a teenage friend, that rolls over during a left turn in San Marcos, Texas

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This Day in Country Music – June 24th

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  • 2011, Luke Bryan and The Doobie Brothers are paired as a new edition of “CMT Crossroads” debuts. Among the songs in the telecast: “Rain Is A Good Thing,” “Black Water,” “Do I” and “China Grove”
  • 2008, Tim McGraw pulls a fan on stage while performing “Indian Outlaw” at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington, kicking him out of the concert for allegedly attacking a female fan. Camera-phone footage is spread across the Internet
  • 2000, The Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines marries actor Adrian Pasdar at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas following a Chicks concert. To celebrate, the couple hits the casinos and wins $740
  • 1989, Garth Brooks makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, performing “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” and “If Tomorrow Never Comes”

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This Day in Country Music – June 23rd

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  • 2015, Mercury releases the Kacey Musgraves album “Pageant Material”
  • 2010, Brad Paisley headlines a concert in the United Kingdom for the first time, playing Shepherds Bush Empire in London
  • 2007, Tracy Lawrence collects a #1 single in Billboard for the first time in 11 years with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”
  • 2001, Lonestar begins a six-week residence at #1 in Billboard with “I’m Already There”

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This Day in Country Music – June 22nd

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  • 2006, Josh Turner’s “Would You Go With Me” video debuts on CMT along with Brooks & Dunn’s “Building Bridges,” featuring vocal contributions by Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow
  • 2001, The city of New York observes Reba McEntire Day as the singer ends her five-month run on Broadway in a production of “Annie Get Your Gun.” Tom Wopat remains in the cast, while Crystal Bernard takes over McEntire’s role
  • 1996, With echoes of Bob Dylan and Hank Williams in the production and lyrics, Tracy Lawrence begins a three-week run at #1 in Billboard with “Time Marches On”
  • 1977, Kenny Rogers takes in his first gold single, for “Lucille”

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This Day in Country Music – June 21st

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  • 2011, Blake Shelton sings “Honey Bee” on NBC-TV’s “The Voice.” Contestant Casey Weston serves up a version of “I Will Always Love You”
  • 2003, Johnny Cash makes his first public appearance since the funeral for his wife, June Carter. It’s also his last public performance. Along with son John Carter Cash, the Man In Black sings “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring Of Fire” in Hiltons, Virginia
  • 2000, Jo Dee Messina’s “That’s The Way” video debuts on CMT
  • 1976, Reba McEntire marries Charlie Battles at the First Baptist Church in Stringtown, Oklahoma. They honeymoon in Texas, where they make time to promote her latest single to radio stations

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