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This Day in Country Music – November 2nd

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2016, Garth Brooks wins Entertainer of the Year during the 50th annual Country Music Association awards, telecast by ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. It’s his fifth time to take the trophy and first in 18 years

2012, ABC launches the sitcom “Malibu Country,” with Reba McEntire portraying a country star attempting to reboot her life in California. McEntire also sings the theme song

2006, Brad Paisley’s “She’s Everything” video makes its TV world premiere on CMT

2003, Rodney Crowell (“Please Remember Me”), John Prine (“Love Is On A Roll”), Paul Overstreet (“On The Other Hand”) and Hal Blair (“Please Help Me, I’m Falling”) join the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in a Loews Vanderbilt Plaza ceremony

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This Day in Country Music – November 1st

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2016, Hunter Hayes sings the national anthem at Progressive Field in Cleveland before Game 6 of the World Series, where the Chicago Cubs swamp the Indians, 9-3

2012, Blake Shelton wins three trophies during the 46th annual Country Music Association awards, broadcast on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. He takes Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist and shares Song of the Year with Miranda Lambert, for “Over You”

2011, RCA releases the Miranda Lambert album “Four The Record”

2003, Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places” takes the top spot in the CMT special “40 Greatest Drinking Songs”

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This Day in Country Music – October 31st

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2015, Tim McGraw throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a World Series game at Citi Field in New York, where the Kansas City Royals defeat the hometown Mets, 5-3

2012, Little Big Town’s “Tornado” video debuts on CMT

2008, Trace Adkins collects a gold single for “You’re Gonna Miss This”

1998, Shania Twain’s “Honey, I’m Home” resides at #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – October 30th

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2013, Eric Church is invited to the Boston Red Sox clubhouse at Fenway Park before Game 6 of the World Series. The team plays his song “The Outsiders” to get keyed up for the game, then beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-1, to claim the world championship

2011, Trace Adkins sings the national anthem at Nashville’s LP Field, where the Tennessee Titans slam the Indianapolis Colts, 27-10, in an NFL game

1999, Martina McBride’s “Runaway Bride” contribution, “I Love You,” hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1995, Diamond Rio’s Jimmy Olander marries Claudia Fontenot

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This Day in Country Music – October 29th

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2014, Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze” video has its world premiere on CMT

2011, Blake Shelton begins a three-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “God Gave Me You”

2009, Taylor Swift’s single “You Belong With Me” goes gold, platinum and double-platinum

2001, Alan Jackson records “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)”

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This Day in Country Music – October 28th

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2014, Jason Aldean and Bob Seger shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Among the songs they tackle: “Hollywood Nights,” “Against The Wind,” “Night Train” and “Tattoos On This Town”

2010, Lady Antebellum sings the national anthem at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, where the Giants beat the Texas Rangers, 9-0, in a World Series game

2001, Alan Jackson wakes up at 4:00 a.m., inspired to write “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning),” a song about healing from terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon the previous month

1995, David Lee Murphy’s “Dust On The Bottle” reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – October 27th

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2016, Steve Wariner performs the national anthem at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where the NFL’s Tennessee Titans defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 36-22

2014, MCA releases Sam Hunt’s debut album, “Montevallo”

2013, Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and songwriter/producer Jack Clement are officially inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville

2012, Jason Aldean raises $509,000 for charity with his annual Concert for the Cure at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas

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This Day in Country Music – October 26th

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2015, Mercury releases Chris Stapleton’s “Nobody To Blame” to radio

2011, Taylor Swift welcomes a surprise guest, Shawn Colvin, to sing “Sunny Came Home” during a concert at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin

2006, Reba McEntire is celebrated in the first “CMT Giants” concert at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theatre. Participants include Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna, Martina McBride, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Nettles and LeAnn Rimes

2005, Brooks & Dunn shoot the video to “Believe” in Adams, Tennessee

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This Day in Country Music – October 25th

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2015, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Browns and guitarist Grady Martin are inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville

2010, Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s album “Speak Now”

2007, Hank Williams Jr. is honored in a “CMT Giants” concert shot at Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre. Guests include Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toby Keith, Steven Tyler, Gretchen Wilson, Buddy Guy and Terry Bradshaw

1997, Tim McGraw’s single “Everywhere” travels to #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – October 24th

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2014, Little Big Town performs the national anthem before Game 3 of the World Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The Kansas City Royals edge the Giants, 3-2

2010, Don Williams and Jimmy Dean are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

2006, Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album

2005, Montgomery Gentry, Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley tape performances for CBS’ “I Walk The Line: A Night For Johnny Cash” at Los Angeles’ Pantages Theatre. They sing “Get Rhythm,” “Ring Of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” respectively

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