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This Day in Country Music – May 12th

  • 2014 Pizza Hut introduces the chain’s new Blake Shelton signature product, Blake’s Smokehouse BBQ Pizza
  • 2006 Jennifer Nettles makes her TV acting debut on NBC’s “Las Vegas.” During the episode, Sugarland performs “Something More,” “Just Might Make Me Believe” and “Down In Mississippi (Up To No Good),” its lyrics changed to “down in Las Vegas”
  • 2001 Tim McGraw receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisiana-Monroe
  • 1965 Keyboard player Eddie Kilgallon is born in East Greenbush, New York. He co-writes George Strait’s “One Night At A Time” and performs with Ricochet, the Academy of Country Music’s1998 Vocal Group of the Year

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This Day in Country Music – May 11th

  • 2014 Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk On A Plane” video premieres
  • 2010 Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood earn three nominations apiece in the CMT Music Awards
  • 1996 Steve Wariner joins the Grand Ole Opry
  • 1968 Bass player Keith West is born in Huntsville, Alabama. He joins Heartland, providing background vocals on the band’s 2006 single “I Loved Her First”

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This Day in Country Music – May 10th

  • 2013 Randy Houser’s “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” video debuts on CMT
  • 2005 Capitol releases Dierks Bentley’s “Modern Day Drifter” album
  • 1994 Willie Nelson is found by police in Hewitt, Texas, asleep at the side of a road. He’s arrested on drug charges when they discover the butt from a doobie in his ashtray
  • 1975 Gary Stewart manages his only #1 single in Billboard with one of the great country titles of all-time: “She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)”

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This Day in Country Music – May 9th

  • 2012 Tim McGraw signs a recording contract with Big Machine Records
  • 2008 Sara Evans’ collaboration with Maroon 5 on “CMT Crossroads” premieres. The installment includes performances of the Stevie Nicks & Don Henley hit “Leather And Lace” and Evans’ “I Could Not Ask For More”
  • 2001 “I Hope You Dance” wins three honors–Single Record, Song and Vocal Event of the Year–for Lee Ann Womack and Sons of the Desert during the 36th annual Academy of Country Music awards on CBS from Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1989 After dropping out of Northeast Louisiana University, Tim McGraw moves to Nashville. On his first day in town, he hears “Indian Outlaw,” destined to become his first hit. He also meets songwriter Craig Wiseman, who writes several future McGraw hits

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This Day in Country Music – May 8th

  • 2012 Lady Antebellum performs “Wanted You More” on the season finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” One of Blake Shelton’s team members, Jermaine Paul, is voted the winner
  • 2004 “You’ll Think Of Me” takes Keith Urban to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1976 The Man in Black dons a black robe: Johnny Cash receives an honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from San Diego’s National University. San Diego mayor Pete Wilson declares Johnny Cash Day
  • 1942 Jack Blanchard is born in Buffalo, New York. He marries Misty Morgan, with whom he gains a novelty hit with “Tennessee Bird Walk” in 1970

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This Day in Country Music – May 7th

  • 2012 Jake Owen marries Lacey Buchanan in Vero Beach, Florida. The couple’s first dance at the reception is to “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
  • 2011 Miranda Lambert, Kix Brooks and Travis Tritt attend the Kentucky Derby at Louisville’s Churchill Downs, where Animal Kingdom wins. Also present: Laura Bell Bundy, Randy Owen, Eddie Montgomery and Linda Davis
  • 2007 Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley are featured among People magazine’s 100 most beautiful people, as are Barbara Mandrell, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Miley Cyrus
  • 2003 The Tennessee General Assembly issues a decree honoring Darryl Worley for his support of American troops. The resolution specifically hails his post-9/11 composition “Have You Forgotten?”

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This Day in Country Music – May 6th

  • 2014 Keith Urban hosts the fifth We’re All For The Hall benefit at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, with Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, Reba McEntire, Ronnie Milsap and Lee Ann Womack, among others
  • 2011 Taylor Swift’s “Mean” video has its world premiere on CMT
  • 2006 Carrie Underwood graduates magna cum laude from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, as she receives her bachelor of arts degree
  • 2006 Rockers Bon Jovi reside at #1 on the Billboard country chart with the Jennifer Nettles collaboration “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”

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This Day in Country Music – May 5th

  • 2014 Miranda Lambert receives six nominations to top the list as the CMT Music Awards finalists are announced
  • 2009 Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams shoot a “CMT Crossroads” installment at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Included on the set list: “Johnny Cash,” “Amarillo Sky,” “Summer Of ’69” and “Cuts Like A Knife”
  • 2007 More than 25,000 gather in Indio, California, for the first day of the Stagecoach Music Festival. George Strait and Alan Jackson top a 25-act bill with Willie Nelson, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Earl Scruggs, Jason Michael Carroll and Sara Evans
  • 1999 Faith Hill takes four trophies in the 34th annual Academy of Country Music awards on CBS from Los Angeles. She wins Single Record and Video of the Year, for “This Kiss”; claims Top Female Vocalist; and shares Vocal Event with Tim McGraw, for “Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me”

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This Day in Country Music – May 4th

  • 2010 Random House publishes Chely Wright’s autobiography, “Like Me: Confessions Of A Heartland Country Singer.” In the process, she becomes the first-ever openly gay commercial country artist
  • 2004 Warner Bros. releases Big & Rich’s debut album, “Horse Of A Different Color”
  • 1996 Shania Twain races to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “You Win My Love”
  • 1991 Travis Tritt makes his Grand Ole Opry debut

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This Day in Country Music – May 3rd

  • 2013 Keith Urban makes a surprise appearance during The Rolling Stones’ show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, joining the band on “Respectable”
  • 2009 Clint Black is fired by Donald Trump during an episode of the NBC-TV series “The Celebrity Apprentice”
  • 2006 Ricky Van Shelton writes an open letter to his fans announcing he is retiring from the road. Insisting he and wife Bettye are in good health, he says they simply “need to be close to our families” in Virginia
  • 1994 Garth Brooks wins two honors–Entertainer and Video of the Year–at the 29th Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC, though he’s not in Los Angeles to receive them. His wife, Sandy, gives birth to August Anna that night in Nashville

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