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This Day in Country Music – December 7th

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  • 2015, Chris Stapleton is the leading country candidate, receiving four nominations in the Grammy Awards. His solo debut, “Traveller,” is up for Album of the Year and Best Country Album, while the title track contends for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song
  • 2007, An installment of “CMT Crossroads” pairing LeAnn Rimes and Joss Stone has its first showing on TV. The two singers join voices on “Nothin’ Better To Do”
  • 1998, BNA releases Kenny Chesney’s “How Forever Feels”
  • 1948, Gary Morris is born in Fort Worth, Texas. A considerably talented singer, he piles up a string of hits that includes “The Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Baby Bye Bye” beginning in 1980 before branching into night-time soaps and Broadway

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This Day in Country Music – December 6th

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  • 2013, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift receive four nominations apiece, making them the top country finalists in the 56th annual Grammy awards
  • 2008, A “CMT Giants” installment celebrating Alan Jackson premieres with performances by Dierks Bentley, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley
  • 2005, Dierks Bentley nets a platinum album for “Modern Day Drifter”
  • 1988, Recording begins for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2” with Johnny Cash, John Denver, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, The Whites, Chris Hillman and others

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This Day in Country Music – December 5th

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  • 2014, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert receive four nominations apiece to lead the country contingent as finalists are announced for the 57th annual Grammy awards
  • 2013, Carrie Underwood takes the role of Maria Von Trapp as NBC airs a three-hour live production of “The Sound Of Music”
  • 2000, Lost Highway releases the soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Among the artists featured: Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, The Whites, Gillian Welch, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, The Cox Family and Norman Blake
  • 1992, George Strait tops the Billboard country singles chart with “I Cross My Heart,” from the “Pure Country” soundtrack

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This Day in Country Music – December 4th

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  • 2012, The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” video premieres on CMT
  • 2003, Ricky Skaggs receives five nominations for the annual Grammy awards, more than any other country artist. Willie Nelson takes four, while Alison Krauss nets three
  • 1991, Ricky Skaggs receives five nominations for the annual Grammy awards, more than any other country artist. Willie Nelson takes four, while Alison Krauss nets three
  • 1981, Lila McCann is born in Puyallup, Washington. She breaks through in 1997 at age 15, netting a hit with “I Wanna Fall In Love” and a nomination from the Academy of Country Music for Top New Female. Each of her first two albums goes gold

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This Day in Country Music – December 3rd

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  • 2014, Darius Rucker sings “White Christmas” from New York City during NBC’s annual “Christmas In Rockefeller Center,” also featuring Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes. Also on the special are Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Cyndi Lauper and Idina Menzel
  • 2006, Dolly Parton and Smokey Robinson are awarded Kennedy Center Honors in a Washington, D.C., event attended by president George W. Bush. Also recognized are Steven Spielberg and theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • 2003, Toby Keith’s “American Soldier” video debuts on CMT
  • 1977, Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again” begins a five-week ride at #1 in Billboard

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This Day in Country Music – December 2nd

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  • 2009, Taylor Swift picks up eight nominations in the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. Her haul includes Record and Song of the Year, for “You Belong With Me”; and Album of the Year, for “Fearless”
  • 2004, Connie Smith sings “Silver Bells” and Marty Stuart weaves “Jingle Bells” into a mandolin medley for the lighting of the national Christmas tree at the White House in Washington, D.C. Willard Scott serves as Santa Claus for the event, attended by president George W. Bush
  • 1998, Garth Brooks helps first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton light the Christmas tree at New York’s Rockefeller Center. Along with Jewel, Babyface and Cyndi Lauper, he does the honors on NBC-TV’s “Christmas In Rockefeller Center”
  • 1989, Randy Travis goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with his remake of “It’s Just A Matter Of Time”

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This Day in Country Music – December 1st

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  • 2014, Capitol releases Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” to radio
  • 2012, Shania Twain begins a two-year, 120-show residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. She sings “You’re Still The One” to a horse, and does “Up!,” “Any Man Of Mine,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”
  • 2007, Carrie Underwood gets big results from “So Small” as the song reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1998, Faith Hill’s “This Kiss” earns a platinum single

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This Day in Country Music – November 30th

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  • 2011, A Nashville judge rules Tim McGraw is free to record for a label other than Curb Records. Wife Faith Hill is in the courtroom for the decision
  • 2000, Two country artists are nominated in each of the three musical categories for the People’s Choice Awards: Garth Brooks and George Strait, male nominees; Shania Twain and Faith Hill, female; and The Dixie Chicks and Alabama, band
  • 1995, Martina McBride joins the Grand Ole Opry during the taping of a CBS-TV special, “Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary Celebration,” at the Opry House
  • 1975, Mindy McCready is born in Fort Myers, Florida. Her sassy, confident approach nets late-1990s hits with “Ten Thousand Angels” and “Guys Do It All The Time.” Personal issues lead to a downward spiral that culminates in suicide in 2013

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This Day in Country Music – November 29th

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  • 2014, Luke Bryan’s brother-in-law dies. Bryan postpones recording of his album “Kill The Lights,” which was to begin in days, and moves his orphaned nephew, Tilden Cheshire, into the Bryans’ home
  • 2010, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles hosts the ABC special “CMA Country Christmas” with Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town. Most of the cast hits the stage for the finale, “Jingle Bell Rock”
  • 2006, Trick Pony performs at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. The show marks Heidi Newfield’s final tour stop as a member of the trio
  • 1994, Brooks & Dunn’s “Brand New Man” becomes the first album by a country duo certified quadruple-platinum, while their album “Hard Workin’ Man” goes triple-platinum

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This Day in Country Music – November 28th

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  • 2014, Jason Aldean is paired with Bob Seger as a new installment of “CMT Crossroads” debuts. The set list includes “Tattoos On This Town,” “Turn The Page,” “Against The Wind” and “Night Train”
  • 2013, Florida Georgia Line performs “Cruise” and Brett Eldredge sings “Don’t Ya” during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Also riding down Broadway are Kellie Pickler, Jimmy Fallon and Fall Out Boy. Carrie Underwood briefly appears on the NBC telecast, promoting the December special “The Sound Of Music”
  • 2003, Dolly Parton is paired with Melissa Etheridge as the latest episode of “CMT Crossroads,” hosted by Radney Foster, debuts. Songs in the one-hour telecast include “Bring Me Some Water,” “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You”
  • 1972, Charlie Rich records “Behind Closed Doors” in Nashville

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