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This Day in Country Music- February 20th

- 2011, Brad Paisley sings “Water” and Dierks Bentley adds “Sideways” before the Daytona 500 at the Daytona Motor Speedway. National-anthem singer Martina McBride and Randy Montana are also on hand. Trevor Bayne wins the race

– 2009, Jason Aldean’s video “She’s Country” debuts on CMT

– 2005, LeAnn Rimes sings “Nothin’ ‘Bout Love Makes Sense” and Big & Rich perform “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” at halftime during the NBA all-star basketball game at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center. The East beats the West, 125-115

– 2003, The Dixie Chicks’ album “Wide Open Spaces” reaches 12 million in shipments

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This Day in Country Music- February 19th

- 2014, Tim McGraw becomes the first country artist to appear on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” after Jimmy Fallon took over as host. McGraw premieres “Shotgun Rider”

– 2006, Carrie Underwood performs at halftime of the NBA All-Star Game, a 122-120 victory for the Eastern Conference at the Toyota Center in Houston

– 2000, Garth Brooks signs a contract to join the New York Mets during spring training at Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets will contribute to his Touch ‘Em All Foundation for kids

– 1993, Reba McEntire’s album “It’s Your Call” is certified gold and platinum on the same day

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This Day in Country Music- February 18th

- 2014, Warner Bros. releases Cole Swindell’s self-titled debut album

– 2012, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson ride in the Krewe of Endymion Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans

– 2007, Six years after work began on the sitcom, “Reba” airs for the last time on the CW. Originally running on the WB, the series uses an alternate version of Reba McEntire’s “I’m A Survivor” as its theme song

– 2004, Montgomery Gentry’s “If You Ever Stop Loving Me” video debuts on CMT

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This Day in Country Music- February 17th

- 2013, Mindy McCready dies of a self-inflicted gun shot at the porch of her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas. She endured a series of traumatic events in public after earning a trio of Top 10 hits in the 1990s

– 2002, “CMT Crossroads” features Hank Williams Jr. and Kid Rock performing in tandem. Songs in the set list include “Family Tradition” and “Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound”

– 2001, Brad Paisley is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. He wears the yellow jacket that Buck Owens wore the night he recorded his “Live At Carnegie Hall” album. Paisley sings “Two People Fell In Love,” from his upcoming album

– 1996, Joe Diffie’s “Bigger Than The Beatles” is big enough to hit #1 on the Billboard country singles list

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This Day in Country Music- February 16th

- 2010, Miranda Lambert earns a gold album for “Revolution”

– 2007, Big & Rich and John Anderson perform jointly in Franklin, Tennessee, in a taping of “CMT Cross Country.” Among their collaborations: “Swingin'” and “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)”

– 2002, Hank Williams Jr. makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in more than 20 years, joining Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart to pay tribute to the late Waylon Jennings for more than an hour at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

– 1997, Garth Brooks greets Melinda and Ricky Huffman at the Charleston Coliseum in West Virginia with a raft of gifts, as his tour pulls in its 2 millionth customer. The couple gets a Chevy Tahoe and a Caribbean vacation

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This Day in Country Music- February 15th

- 2012, Contestant Skylar Laine gets compared to Reba McEntire when she covers The Band Perry’s “You Lie” on “American Idol.” Also heard on the FOX-TV show: “Stuck Like Glue,” “The House That Built Me” and three versions of “Georgia On My Mind”

– 2007, Bucky Covington’s first video, for “A Different World,” has its world premiere on CMT

– 1992, “What She’s Doing Now” leads Garth Brooks to a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

– 1987, Columbia releases Ricky Van Shelton’s debut album, “Wild-Eyed Dream”

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This Day in Country Music- February 14th

- 2013, Thompson Square’s “If I Didn’t Have You” video debuts on CMT

– 2011, EMI releases Eric Church’s “Homeboy” to radio

– 2006, The RIAA awards a gold single for Little Big Town’s “Boondocks”

– 2002, Forty couples are married in a mass Valentine’s Day ceremony in Newport News, Virginia. Steve Holy sings “Good Morning Beautiful” for the couples’ first dance

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This Day in Country Music- February 13th

- 2013, Eric Church receives nominations in six categories to lead all finalists in the 48th annual Academy of Country Music awards. “Chief” is up for Album of the Year, while “Springsteen” is in the running for Single and Song

– 2012, Mel Tillis receives a National Medal of Arts from president Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.

– 2011, Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” wins five honors during the 53rd annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center: Record and Song of the Year, Best Country Duo or Group, Best Country Song and Best Country Album

– 2008, Carrie Underwood collects gold awards for her singles “Wasted” and “So Small”

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This Day in Country Music- February 12th

- 2012, Taylor Swift’s “Mean” wins two trophies–Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance–during the 54th annual Grammy awards, aired on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles

– 2011, Dolly Parton’s classic “I Will Always Love You” tops the list as CMT debuts “40 Greatest Love Songs”

– 2005, Rascal Flatts journeys to #1 in Billboard with “Bless The Broken Road”

– 1998, Alabama picks up three multi-platinum albums: “Mountain Music” is certified quintuple-platinum, “Roll On” hits quadruple-platinum, and “Greatest Hits, Volume III” reaches double-platinum

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This Day in Country Music- February 11th

- 2014, EMI releases Eric Church’s album “The Outsiders”

– 2011, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood record “Remind Me”

– 2008, A “CMT Crossroads” episode matching Alison Krauss with vocalist Robert Plant makes its TV debut. The set list includes “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On),” plus the Led Zeppelin classics “Black Dog” and “When The Levee Breaks”

– 2006, Lyle Lovett and Bonnie Raitt team up in a new episode of “CMT Crossroads”

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