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This Day in Country Music – February 14th

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  • 2013, Thompson Square’s “If I Didn’t Have You” video debuts on CMT
  • 2006, Thompson Square’s “If I Didn’t Have You” video debuts on CMT
  • 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
  • 2001, Cranes hoist Elvis Presley’s gold Cadillac, Webb Pierce’s gaudy Pontiac and Nudie’s sign onto the third floor of the new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum before the last wall is sealed

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This Day in Country Music – February 13th

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  • 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”
  • 2005, “Live Like You Were Dying” wins twice during the 47th annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Authors Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman earn Best Country Song, and Tim McGraw claims Best Male Country Vocal Performance

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This Day in Country Music – February 12th

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  • 2010, Columbia releases Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” to radio
  • 2005, Rascal Flatts journeys to #1 in Billboard with “Bless The Broken Road”
  • 1993, Mercury Records releases Toby Keith’s first hit, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”
  • 1986, The Judds grab their second gold album, for “Rockin’ With The Rhythm”

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This Day in Country Music – February 11th

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  • 2014, EMI releases Eric Church’s album “The Outsiders”
  • 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”
  • 2006, Sugarland performs its first official concert as a duo at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, just weeks after the departure of Kristen Hall

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This Day in Country Music – February 10th

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  • 2013, “Blown Away” wins Best Country Solo Performance for Carrie Underwood, and Best Country Song for songwriters Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, during the 55th annual Grammy Awards, aired by CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles
  • 2011, Republic Nashville releases The Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl” to radio
  • 2008, “Before He Cheats” wins twice in the 50th annual Grammys aired by CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It brings Best Female Country Vocal Performance to Carrie Underwood and Best Country Song to writers Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins
  • 2005, Montgomery Gentry’s “Gone” video debuts on CMT

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This Day in Country Music – February 9th

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  • 2011, Taylor Swift kicks off an international tour with her first-ever concert in Singapore
  • 2009, Mercury releases the Sugarland single “It Happens” to radi
  • 2001, The T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” goes gold. Artists featured include Alison Krauss, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, Harry McClintock, The Whites and Norman Blake
  • 1991, Mark Chesnutt fills the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart for the first time with “Brother Jukebox”

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This Day in Country Music – February 8th

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  • 2015, Two songs from the documentary “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me” win trophies during the 57th annual Grammy awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The Band Perry’s “Gentle On My Mind” takes Best Country Duo/Group Performance; “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” written by Campbell with Julian Raymond, earns Best Country Song
  • 2009, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss win five trophies in the 51st Grammy Awards at the Staples Center: Album of the Year and Contemporary Folk/Americana Album, for “Raising Sand”; Record of the Year, “Please Read The Letter”; Pop Collaboration, “Rich Woman”; and Country Collaboration, “Killing The Blues”
  • 2006, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas win three trophies during the 48th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles: Best Country Album, for “Lonely Runs Both Ways”; Best Country Vocal by a Duo or Group, “Restless”; and Best Country Instrumental, “Unionhouse Branch”
  • 2005, MCA releases Lee Ann Womack’s album “There’s More Where That Came From”

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This Day in Country Music – February 7th

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  • 2010, Carrie Underwood sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl, a 31-17 New Orleans Saints win over the Indianapolis Colts at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. In the crowd: Heidi Newfield, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and Joe Don Rooney
  • 2009, Taylor Swift’s “White Horse” video makes its debut on CMT
  • 2008, Tim McGraw’s “Suspicions” video debuts on CMT
  • 2004, Alan Jackson’s “Remember When” slips into the #1 position in Billboard

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This Day in Country Music – February 6th

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  • 2016, Days after cancelling all his February shows, Merle Haggard plays a concert in Las Vegas, struggling through six songs before giving the stage to Toby Keith. The last performance of Haggard’s life includes “Ramblin’ Fever” and “Sing Me Back Home”
  • 2014, Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic shoot an episode of “CMT Crossroads” at Rocketown in Nashville. The show includes performances of “Counting Stars,” “Up On The Ridge,” “I Hold On” and “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
  • 2012, EMI releases Eric Church’s “Springsteen” to radio. Referenced in the lyrics: “I’m On Fire,” “Born To Run,” “Glory Days” and “Born In The U.S.A.”
  • 2011, Keith Urban performs “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, before the Super Bowl, a 31-25 Green Bay Packers win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Paul Overstreet is in the stands

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This Day in Country Music – February 5th

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  • 2016, Warner Bros. releases Dan + Shay’s “From The Ground Up” to radio
  • 2012, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert sing “America, The Beautiful” and Kelly Clarkson does the national anthem before the Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots, 21-17
  • 2011, Faith Hill teams up with The Pretenders on Super Bowl Eve for a live “CMT Crossroads” edition from Grand Prairie, Texas. The set list includes “Back On The Chain Gang,” “I’ll Stand By You,” “This Kiss” and “Breathe”
  • 2005, Dierks Bentley appears at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas as the opening act for George Strait. The concert is attended by a former schoolmate, Cassie Black, the beginning of a romance that leads to marriage by year-end

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