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This Day in Country Music – May 15th

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2007, Carrie Underwood wins three times in the CBS telecast of the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She takes Top Female Vocalist; Album of the Year, for “Some Hearts”; and Video, for “Before He Cheats”

2004, Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus marries Allison Alderson in Nashville. His groomsmen include fellow band members Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney, plus comedian Cledus T. Judd. Vince Gill sings “When Love Finds You” during the ceremony

1999, Keifer Thompson marries Shawna McIlwain in Nashville. The couple ultimately becomes country duo Thompson Square

1997, Bill Monroe is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland, alongside Joni Mitchell, The Jackson 5, The Bee Gees, King Records founder Syd Nathan, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash

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This Day in Country Music – May 14th

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2006, Six weeks after breaking his wrist in a cross-country motorbike race, Craig Morgan breaks his right leg in another competition in Vanleer, Tennessee. He finishes the race, but will have to perform from a wheelchair or crutches for at least six weeks

2005, Jo Dee Messina lofts “My Give A Damn’s Busted” to #1 in Billboard

2004, Brad Paisley and pop artist John Mayer are paired as a new edition of “CMT Crossroads” makes its cable debut. Radney Foster hosts the show, which includes Paisley’s songs “Me Neither,” “Little Moments” and “Celebrity”

2002, Toby Keith and Martina McBride each receive three nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards

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This Day in Country Music – May 13th

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2015, Carrie Underwood receives five nominations, making her the top finalist in the CMT Music Awards. She’s cited for three different titles: “Something In The Water,” “Little Toy Guns” and the Miranda Lambert duet “Somethin’ Bad”

2014, The Band Perry’s “Chainsaw” video debuts on CMT

2011, Curb Records accuses Tim McGraw of breach of contract in a lawsuit that claims he recorded his “Emotional Traffic” album too soon after the previous release

2005, Jason Aldean performs “Hicktown” and “Why” as he makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry

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This Day in Country Music – March 12th

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2014, Pizza Hut introduces the chain’s new Blake Shelton signature product, Blake’s Smokehouse BBQ Pizza

2008, Live Nation releases The Zac Brown Band’s single “Chicken Fried” to radio

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”

2005, LeAnn Rimes’ “Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way” video has its world premiere on CMT

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This Day in Country Music – May 11th

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2015, Maren Morris writes “My Church” and records the final vocals the same day in Los Angeles with songwriter/producer busbee

2013, Big Machine releases “Highway Don’t Care,” by Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift, to radio. Keith Urban plays guitar on the single

2006, Don Williams performs what’s expected to be his final Nashville concert, appearing at David Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Keith Urban is a surprise opening act, and Williams is joined by Josh Turner on “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good”

2006, Josh Turner’s “Your Man” hits #1 in Billboard

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This Day in Country Music – March 10th

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2014, Warner Bros. releases Cole Swindell’s “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” to radio

2007, Trace Adkins tops the Billboard country chart with “Ladies Love Country Boys”

2005, Jo Dee Messina’s “My Give A Damn’s Busted” video debuts on CMT

2003, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines tells a London concert audience, “We’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” The audience cheers, but many U.S. radio stations stop playing Chicks music as the nation prepares for war in Iraq

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This Day in Country Music – March 9th

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2016, Elle King records her vocal for the Dierks Bentley single “Different For Girls” at Arlyn Studios in Austin with Bentley and producer Ross Copperman overseeing

2015, EMI releases the Brothers Osborne single “Stay A Little Longer” to radio

2009, Mac McAnally gives Kenny Chesney a personal gift: the Martin guitar he used to write “Back Where I Come From” and “Down The Road”

2006, Worlds collide! The Rolling Stones tab Merle Haggard as their opening act when the band plays the Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas

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This Day in Country Music – May 8th

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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

2001, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black have their first baby, a daughter, Lily Pearl Black

1982, Willie Nelson’s “Always On My Mind” reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – May 7th

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2016, Lady Antebellum performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” in a rainstorm before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Nyquist wins the race, attended by Joey Fatone, Eddie Montgomery, Travis Tritt, Will Chase, Tanya Tucker and The Supremes’ Mary Wilson

2010, Carrie Underwood’s “Undo It” video debuts on CMT

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

2005, Billy Dean marries Stephanie Paisley in Brentwood, Tennessee

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This Day in Country Music – May 6th

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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

2013, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert lead the slate of CMT Music Awards finalists with four nominations apiece

2011, Taylor Swift’s “Mean” video has its world premiere on CMT

2007, Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn wrap the two-day Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, for a crowd of 30,000. Also playing: Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Jason Aldean, Gary Allan, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Green and Sugarland

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