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This Day in Country Music – January 6th

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  • 2016, “Blue” is the first song performed during auditions as the final season of FOX’s “American Idol” launches. Judge Keith Urban offers critiques as contestants perform “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky,” “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way,” “Chainsaw,” “Leavin’ On Your Mind,” “Follow Your Arrow” and “Last Name”
  • 2007, Brad Paisley makes a move to #1 in the Billboard chart with “She’s Everything”
  • 1998, Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes are each nominated for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female for their versions of “How Do I Live.” It’s the first time in Grammy history that two renditions of the same song compete against each other
  • 1990, Sawyer Brown lead singer Mark Miller marries makeup artist Lisa Knight, the sister of former “Brady Bunch” star Christopher Knight, in Los Angeles

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This Day in Country Music – January 5th

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  • 2016, Charles Kelley performs in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he brings out surprise guest Kelsea Ballerini to do the female voice on “Need You Now”
  • 2010, Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” goes gold
  • 1995, Mary Chapin Carpenter receives four Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year for “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.” “I Swear” is in the running for Song of the Year
  • 1985, George Strait goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind”

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This Day in Country Music – January 4th

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  • 2016, A thief breaks into Kacey Musgraves’ car in downtown Nashville and steals a new pair of western boots
  • 2006, LeAnn Rimes sings the national anthem at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, while Big & Rich perform six songs at a pre-game tailgate party. The Texas Longhorns defeat the USC Trojans, 41-38, in the waning seconds
  • 2002, The soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and individual cuts pick up five nominations in the Grammy awards. The album “Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute” also collects five
  • 1992, Collin Raye posts his first #1 country single with “Love, Me”

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This Day in Country Music – January 3rd

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  • 2014, EMI releases Eric Church’s “Give Me Back My Hometown” to radio
  • 2001, Toby Keith sings the national anthem before the game and Lee Ann Womack performs “I Hope You Dance” during halftime at the Orange Bowl in Miami. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the Florida State Seminoles, 13-2
  • 2000, The album “LeAnn Rimes” is certified platinum, becoming the first release to receive a sales award in the new millennium
  • 1991, Billy Ray Cyrus signs his first recording contract with Mercury Records in Ashland, Kentucky. In conjunction with the event, the mayors of Ashland and Flatwoods, Kentucky, each proclaim Billy Ray Cyrus Day

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This Day in Country Music – January 2nd

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  • 2015, Little Jimmy Dickens dies at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville of cardiac arrest, eight days after suffering a stroke. Mixing comedy and an underrated ability as a balladeer, he was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry and a 1983 inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 2013, Republic Nashville releases Florida Georgia Line’s “Get Your Shine On” to radio, namechecking the rock band Shinedown in the process
  • 2006, A shivering LeAnn Rimes performs “Something’s Gotta Give” at the rain-soaked Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California
  • 1978, Keyboard player Chris Hartman is born in Grand Prairie, Alberta. He joins Canadian band Emerson Drive, which debuts in the U.S. in 2002. He leaves in March 2003, just two months before the group wins an Academy of Country Music award

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This Day in Country Music – January 1st

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  • 2013, Dierks Bentley plays “Am I The Only One” and “5-1-5-0” during the halftime show in college football’s Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando. The Georgia Bulldogs beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 45-31
  • 2011, Shania Twain marries Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • 2007, Tim McGraw’s “Last Dollar (Fly Away)” video debuts on CMT, the first video to air on the channel in the new year
  • 1994, Faith Hill resides at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart for the first time in her career with “Wild One”

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This Day in Country Music – December 31st

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  • 2015, Carrie Underwood performs a medley of “Smoke Break,” “Heartbeat” and “Before He Cheats” from Times Square during the annual ABC special “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.” Luke Bryan sings “That’s My Kind Of Night,” and Jimmy Buffett chips in “Margaritaville” from a concert in Brooklyn
  • 2011, The Band Perry performs “If I Die Young” on the ABC year-end special “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” along with Fergie, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Hot Chelle Rae. It’s the last iconic New Year’s Eve of Clark’s life
  • 1999, Eight years after their last concert together, The Judds usher in the new millennium with a reunion show at the America West Arena in Phoenix, with Ashley Judd hosting. First song in the set: “Love Can Build A Bridge”
  • 1990, Following his show at the Houston Summit, Clint Black meets TV personality Lisa Hartman, whom he marries the following October

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This Day in Country Music – December 30th

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  • 2014, Eric Paslay gets engaged to publishing executive Natalie Harker
  • 2001, Neal McCoy joins Wayne Newton and comedian Drew Carey to entertain American troops at the Kandahar Airport in Afghanistan, part of the USO’s Deliver America Tour
  • 1984, Gary Morris’ run in a New York production of the opera “La Boheme” concludes at the Anspacher Theater after 2-1/2 months
  • 1956, Suzy Bogguss is born in Aledo, Illinois. She earns respect for her easy-going vocal skills and adept song selection in the 1990s, gaining thoughtful hits with “Outbound Plane,” “Just Like The Weather,” “Aces” and “Letting Go”

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This Day in Country Music – December 29th

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  • 2001, Alan Jackson’s “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” spends the first of five weeks at #1 in Billboard
  • 2000, John Michael Montgomery suffers a compound fracture above the ankle when he slips on ice while hunting near his Kentucky home. He has a cast applied during surgery at Lexington’s Central Baptist Hospital and uses it for the next eight months
  • 1998, Lorrie Morgan, Steve Winwood and Michael English perform at halftime during the first Music City Bowl at Dudley Field in Nashville, while guitarist Larry Carlton is booed for a jazz version of the national anthem. Virginia Tech defeats Alabama, 38-7
  • 1983, George Jones receives the first platinum album of his career, for “I Am What I Am”

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This Day in Country Music – December 28th

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  • 2010, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have a daughter, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, born through a surrogate mother at Nashville’s Centennial Medical Center
  • 2000, Montgomery Gentry plays halftime during the Music City Bowl at Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville, as the West Virginia Mountaineers defeat the Ole Miss Rebels, 49-38
  • 1993, Shania Twain marries songwriter/record producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange in Northern Ontario, Canada
  • 1985, The Judds climb to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Have Mercy”

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