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This Day in Country Music – April 23rd

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  • 2012, Carrie Underwood is the leading contender in the CMT Music Awards as she picks up five nominations, including two for “Good Girl” and two for the Brad Paisley collaboration “Remind Me”
  • 2006, Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney marries Tiffany Fallon at the One & Only Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • 1996, Bryan White meets “Second Noah” actress Erika Page for the first time during the Sizzlin’ Country concert for cystic fibrosis in Los Angeles. They begin dating a year later and marry in 2000
  • 1992, A 13-mile stretch of Mississippi Highway 23 is renamed for Tammy Wynette

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This Day in Country Music – April 22nd

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  • 2014, Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and songwriter Hank Cochran are announced as the 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees by the Country Music Association during a press conference in the Hall of Fame’s Rotunda
  • 1998, “It’s Your Love” propels Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to four wins in CBS’ telecast of the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre: Single Record, Song, Video and Vocal Event of the Year
  • 1989, Clint Black makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
  • 1967, Heath Wright is born in Vian, Oklahoma. He becomes the lead singer for Ricochet, playing a major role in the 1990s hits “Daddy’s Money,” “What Do I Know” and “He Left A Lot To Be Desired”
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This Day in Country Music – April 21st

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  • 2013, Lee Brice marries Sara Reeveley at the Integrity Hills Chapel in Branson, Missouri. His own song, “I Don’t Dance,” is the couple’s first dance. In attendance are Jerrod Niemann and songwriters Kyle Jacobs and Joe Leathers
  • 2009, Capitol releases the Luke Bryan single “Do I” to radio. Co-written with Lady Antebellum members Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, it features Lady A’s Hillary Scott on backing vocals
  • 2004, Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith each win two trophies at the third annual CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center
  • 1987, Reprise releases Dwight Yoakam’s album “Hillbilly Deluxe”

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This Day in Country Music – April 20th

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  • 2012, Eric Church’s “Springsteen” goes gold
  • 2008, Hank Williams, Steve Wariner and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, along with jazz musician Kirk Whalum, Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and “Ring Of Fire” songwriter Merle Kilgore
  • 1987, The appropriately named Eddie “Rabbitt” performs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the White House lawn in Washington, D.C.
  • 1977, The Glen Campbell hit “Southern Nights” goes gold

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This Day in Country Music – April 19th

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  • 2010, The Zac Brown Band album “The Foundation” goes double-platinum
  • 2005, Carrie Underwood, one of the seven remaining contestants on FOX-TV’s “American Idol,” turns in a version of “MacArthur Park” on the live telecast
  • 1995, The Eagles play Nashville’s Starwood Amphitheatre. The celebrity-dotted audience includes Clay Walker, Tim McGraw, Doug Supernaw, Brooks & Dunn, Steve Winwood, Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan and Diamond Rio’s Brian Prout
  • 1969, Glen Campbell goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jimmy Webb song “Galveston”

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This Day in Country Music – April 18th

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  • 2013, Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday is celebrated with a “CMT Crossroads” taping at Third Man Records. On hand are Sheryl Crow, Jack White, Neil Young, Leon Russell, Norah Jones, Ashley Monroe and Jamey Johnson
  • 2003, Dierks Bentley makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
  • 1992, Aaron Tippin picks up his first #1 country single in Billboard: “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio”
  • 1981, Alabama takes “Old Flame” to #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – April 17th

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  • 2011, A “colossal collapse of time management”: John Rich evaluates project leader Gary Busey’s leadership on the night’s episode of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC
  • 2009, Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley welcome their second son, Jasper Warren Paisley, at a Nashville hospital
  • 2004, The Judds make their Grand Ole Opry debut, performing “Flies On The Butter (You Can’t Go Home Again)” and “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)”
  • 1976, “Drinkin’ My Baby (Off My Mind)” brings Eddie Rabbitt his first #1 country single as an artist in Billboard magazine

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This Day in Country Music – April 16th

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  • 2013, Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins and Eric Church join hosts Keith Urban and Vince Gill in We’re All For The Hall, a benefit at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Also appearing are Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Brantley Gilbert and Tim McGraw
  • 2009, Jamey Johnson earns a gold album for “That Lonesome Song”
  • 2005, Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band is ranked #1 when CMT presents “20 Greatest Bands.” Among the musicians associated with the group: Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Brown, Hank DeVito and former Elvis Presley sideman Glen D. Hardin
  • 1999, Shania Twain becomes the first woman named Songwriter/Artist of the Year in the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards. Phil Vassar wins Songwriter, and Song of the Year is a tie: “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” and “Don’t Laugh At Me”

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This Day in Country Music – April 15th

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  • 2008, Capitol releases the self-titled debut album by Lady Antebellum
  • 1999, Vince Gill’s Volvo is rear-ended on West End Avenue in Nashville, causing a three-car collision. While handling the paperwork, the driver who hit Gill’s car gives him a tape, hoping Gill will record one of his songs
  • 1996, Clay Walker is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis by a Houston doctor, after seeking an examination for numbness in his fingers. He is told–incorrectly, it turns out–that he will be in a wheelchair within four years, dead within eight
  • 1981, Ronnie Milsap records “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For The World” at Groundstar Laboratory in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – April 14th

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  • 2008, Kellie Pickler wins three trophies during the CMT Music Awards at Belmont University’s Curb Events Center in Nashville
  • 1998, Shania Twain joins Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan and Carole King at New York’s Beacon Theatre for a taping of “VH1 Divas Live,” with all six singers combining talents on “Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”
  • 1997, The website country.com is officially launched. It’s eventually renamed CMT.com
  • 1981, Hank Williams Jr. records “A Country Boy Can Survive”

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