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This Day in Country Music- February 2nd

- 2013, On the eve of the Super Bowl, Rascal Flatts and Journey team up for a live installment of “CMT Crossroads” from the Sugar Mill in New Orleans. The hour includes “Life Is A Highway,” “Fast Cars And Freedom” and “Don’t Stop Believin'”

– 2010, Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow shoot concert footage for the movie “Country Strong” at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. The Lost Trailers perform for extras during the day

– 1993, Willie Nelson agrees to pay $9 million of the $16.7 million he owes the Internal Revenue Service in a meeting at the IRS office in Austin, Texas. More than $3 million of that figure has already been paid

– 1991, Paul Overstreet earns a #1 country single in Billboard with “Daddy’s Come Around”

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This Day in Country Music- February 1st

- 2014, Keith Urban brings out a couple surprise guests during his show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena: Eric Church joins him on “Raise ‘Em Up,” and Peter Frampton helps out on a Beatles song, “Get Back”

– 2011, Miranda Lambert nabs seven nominations in the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, making her the leading contender

– 2004, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson join Aerosmith in the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVIII at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, as the New England Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers, 32-29. Kid Rock appears at halftime. Also attending: Rascal Flatts

– 1992, Doug Stone’s “A Jukebox With A Country Song” blasts into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles list

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This Day in Country Music- January 31st

- 2010, Taylor Swift wins four times at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, aired on CBS from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. “Fearless” takes Album of the Year and Best Country Album; “White Horse” earns Best Country Female Vocal and Best Country Song

– 2008, The Carrie Underwood video for “All-American Girl” has its premiere on CMT

– 2006, The Johnny Cash biopic “Walk The Line” receives five Oscar nominations, with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon up for Best Actor and Actress. Dolly Parton’s “Travellin’ Thru,” from “Transamerica,” is nominated for Best Original Song

– 1997, Tim McGraw’s “Not A Moment Too Soon” album is certified quintuple-platinum

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This Day in Country Music- January 30th

- 2013, Blake Shelton nabs a platinum album for “Red River Blue”

– 2004, CMT premieres Keith Urban’s “You’ll Think Of Me” video

– 2000, Faith Hill performs the national anthem before Super Bowl XXXIV at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. The St. Louis Rams beat the Tennessee Titans, 23-16

– 1994, The Judds sing “Love Can Build A Bridge” during a “Rockin’ Country” halftime show at the Super Bowl that features Clint Black, Travis Tritt and Tanya Tucker. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills, 30-13, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta

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This Day in Country Music- January 29th

- 2014, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw receive seven nominations to lead the finalists for the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Keith Urban picks up six

– 2013, Lady Antebellum shoots an installment of “CMT Crossroads” with Stevie Nicks in Los Angeles. The night’s set list includes “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” “Love Don’t Live Here” and “Need You Now”

– 2004, Epic announces the signing of Gretchen Wilson

– 1999, The Dixie Chicks’ “Wide Open Spaces” album is certified quadruple-platinum

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This Day in Country Music- January 28th

- 2009, Warner Bros. releases John Rich’s “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” to radio

– 2003, Virgin releases the soundtrack to “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.” Included: Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You”

– 1995, Alan Jackson’s “Gone Country” occupies the top spot on the Billboard country chart, floating a Bob Dylan reference in the process

– 1989, Randy Travis’ “Deeper Than The Holler” climbs to #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music- January 27th

- 2014, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan shoot the video for “This Is How We Roll” in the desert near San Diego, California

– 2004, Two songs performed by Alison Krauss in the movie “Cold Mountain” earn Oscar nominations for the songwriters: “You Will Be My Ain True Love,” written by Sting; and “The Scarlet Tide,” by T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello

– 1998, Monument releases The Dixie Chicks’ first major label album, “Wide Open Spaces.” It marks the reactivation of the label, dormant since 1983

– 1992, Garth Brooks outpaces his country compadres at the American Music Awards, winning three trophies, including Favorite Country Album, for “No Fences.” Wynonna makes her debut as a solo artist, singing “She Is His Only Need”

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This Day in Country Music- January 26th

- 2014, Kacey Musgraves wins twice during the 56th annual Grammy Awards, aired by CBS from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. She takes Best Country Album, for “Same Trailer Different Park”; and Best Country Song, for “Merry Go ‘Round”

– 2010, Capitol releases Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” album

– 2010, Keith Urban and John Mayer shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Liberty Hall in Franklin, Tennessee, for an audience that includes Jake Owen, Taylor Swift, Kix Brooks and Love And Theft’s Eric Gunderson. The set list includes “Sweet Thing,” “Tonight I Wanna Cray” and “‘Til Summer Comes Around”

– 2009, RCA releases Chris Young’s “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” to radio

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This Day in Country Music- January 25th

- 2014, Luke Bryan plays a sold-out show at prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York for the first time, weaving “That’s My Kind Of Night,” “Drink A Beer” and “Drunk On You” into the concert. His opening acts are Lee Brice and Cole Swindell

– 2010, Sea Gayle/Arista releases Jerrod Niemann’s “Lover, Lover” to radio

– 2008, “Gone Country,” a reality show hosted by John Rich, debuts on CMT, with Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson, Enrique Iglesias Jr. and Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider attempting a country career

– 2006, Carrie Underwood collects a gold award for her single “Jesus, Take The Wheel”

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This Day in Country Music- January 24th

- 2010, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and George W. Bush are all spotted at the Superdome in New Orleans for the NFC Championship Game, a 31-28 overtime win for the Saints against the Minnesota Vikings

– 2003, Joe Nichols sets a Grand Ole Opry precedent while performing “Brokenheartsville” at the Ryman Auditorium. A green bra is tossed from the seats as he sings, supposedly the first time an undergarment has ever been thrown on stage in show history

– 1994, The “Pure Country” soundtrack becomes George Strait’s first triple-platinum album

– 1984, Stephen Barker Liles is born in Palm Harbor, Florida. The inspiration for “Hey, Stephen” on Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” album, he’s a founding member of Love And Theft, known for its 2009 debut, “Runaway,” and for its 2012 hit “Angel Eyes”

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