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This Day in Country Music – July 24th

  • 2012 Days after signing Florida Georgia Line, Republic Nashville releases a remixed version of the duo’s debut single, “Cruise,” to radio
  • 2006 ABC airs “CMA Music Festival: Music’s Biggest Party.” The special features Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna and Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • 2003 Johnny Cash picks up six nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards for his remake of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt”
  • 1957 Pam Tillis is born in Plant City, Florida. The daughter of country singer Mel Tillis, she fashions a career of her own with a series of hits in the 1990s, winning the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist in 1994 and joining the Grand Ole Opry in 2000

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This Day in Country Music – July 23rd

  • 2013 Miranda Lambert earns a double-platinum single for “The House That Built Me”
  • 2004 Jeff Foxworthy’s “Redneck Stomp” comes out on top as CMT premieres the special “20 Funniest Videos”
  • 1997 “Strawberry Wine” takes Song of the Year at the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 30th Songwriter Achievement Awards. Vince Gill wins Songwriter/Artist of the Year for the third time. Mark D. Sanders claims Top Songwriter
  • 1983 “Pancho And Lefty” propels Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard to the top spot on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – July 22nd

  • 2011 The Eli Young Band realizes its first gold single for “Crazy Girl”
  • 2004 Gretchen Wilson’s “Here For The Party” video debuts on CMT
  • 1989 George Strait ascends to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “What’s Going On In Your World”
  • 1961 Patsy Cline comes on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in a wheelchair to assure fans she’ll return to performing soon, following her June car accident

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This Day in Country Music – July 21st

  • 2014 Valory releases Thomas Rhett’s “Make Me Wanna” to radio
  • 2007 Big & Rich take “Lost In This Moment” to the top of the Billboard country chart
  • 2004 Sara Evans performs for George W. Bush at the annual president’s dinner in Washington, D.C. The set list includes “Born To Fly,” “No Place That Far,” “Perfect” and her current single, “Suds In The Bucket”
  • 1978 Vocalist Brad Mates is born in Grand Prairie, Alberta. He becomes the lead singer for Emerson Drive, a big-harmony band that accumulates hits with “I Should Be Sleeping,” “Fall Into You” and “Moments”

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This Day in Country Music – July 20th

  • 2013 Jason Aldean headlines at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the last of three stadiums on his 2013 tour itinerary. Also on the bill are Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett
  • 1992 For the first time in her career, Reba McEntire receives a double-platinum album, marking two million units shipped of “For My Broken Heart”
  • 1986 Hannah Blaylock is born in Nimrod, Arkansas. She sings lead for the harmony trio Edens Edge, snapping up a Top 10 album with its self-titled 2012 debut
  • 1959 Singer/songwriter Radney Foster is born in Del Rio, Texas. He joins Bill Lloyd in the 1980s duo Foster & Lloyd, develops a solo career and authors such hits as Sara Evans’ “A Real Fine Place To Start” and Keith Urban’s “I’m In”

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This Day in Country Music – July 19th

  • 2014 Blake Shelton headlines Wrigley Field in Chicago, joined on the bill by The Band Perry, Neal McCoy and Dan + Shay. Shelton’s set list includes “All About Tonight,” “Doin’ What She Likes” and “God Gave Me You”
  • 1997 George Strait starts a four-week stay at the top of the Billboard chart with “Carrying Your Love With Me”
  • 1980 Mickey Gilley’s version of the Buddy Holly song “True Love Ways” goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart
  • 1937 George Hamilton IV is born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Added to the Grand Ole Opry in 1961, he gains a massive #1 single with “Abilene” in 1963 and earns hits with Gordon Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain” and Joni Mitchell’s “Urge For Going”

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This Day in Country Music – July 18th

  • 2014 Jason Aldean performs “Burnin’ It Down” live for the first time while headlining a stadium date at Cleveland’s Progressive Field. A drunk fan dies tragically at the show, which also features Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr
  • 2000 DreamWorks releases Darryl Worley’s debut album, “Hard Rain Don’t Last”
  • 1986 Columbia Records drops Johnny Cash after 28 years on the label. Cash finds out by reading the newspaper
  • 1964 Roger Miller makes his first appearance at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Dang Me”

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This Day in Country Music – July 17th

  • 2012 Brantley Gilbert makes his Grand Ole Opry debut. Comedian Jerry Lewis, currently starring in a production of “The Nutty Professor” in Nashville, also appears on stage at the Opry House
  • 2004 Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” spends the first of seven weeks at the top of the Billboard country chart
  • 1985 Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis’ label debut, “On The Other Hand.” The single fails, but is re-released the following year and becomes a classic
  • 1969 Merle Haggard records the studio version of “Okie From Muskogee” at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood

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This Day in Country Music – July 16th

  • 2014 Brett Eldredge celebrates a #1 single with “Beat Of The Music” by diving with the sharks in the Bahamas
  • 2005 Roy Rogers & Dale Evans’ “Happy Trails” is ranked at #1 with the TV debut of “CMT 20 Greatest Cowboy Songs”
  • 1985 The Oak Ridge Boys sing the national anthem at baseball’s All-Star Game and meet Johnny Bench at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. The National League beats the American League, 6-1
  • 1982 Kenny Rogers makes his film debut in the movie “Six Pack.” The picture’s music includes his single “Love Will Turn You Around” and a song by Crystal Gayle

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This Day in Country Music – July 15th

  • 2013 Warner Bros. releases Frankie Ballard’s single “Helluva Life” to radio
  • 2010 Songwriter Hank Cochran dies of pancreatic cancer at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Among his compositions: Patsy Cline’s “I Fall To Pieces,” Eddy Arnold’s “Make The World Go Away,” Vern Gosdin’s “Set ‘Em Up Joe” and George Strait’s “Ocean Front Property.” He joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014
  • 2004 Loretta Lynn and newcomer Mindy Smith each earn triple nominations for the annual Americana Music Awards
  • 1995 Aaron Tippin marries business partner Thea Corontzos in a traditional Greek ceremony in Nashville

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