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This Day in Country Music – September 10th

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2016, Bacon artist Nancy Baker puts a bust of Chris Stapleton, made completely of bacon strips, on display at a St. Louis event, LouFest

2013, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift top the list with six nominations apiece as the Country Music Association announces finalists for its 47th annual awards

2005, The MTV stations air “ReAct Now: Music & Relief,” a Hurricane Katrina benefit with Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Paul McCartney, Big & Rich, Hank Williams Jr., The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland and Emmylou Harris

1994, Trisha Yearwood’s “XXX’s And OOO’s (An American Girl)” reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – September 9th

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2016, Glen Campbell tributes bookend the CBS special “The ACM Honors.” Hosts Lady Antebellum open with “Galveston.” The finale boasts Blake Shelton on “Southern Nights,” Dierks Bentley’s “Gentle On My Mind,” Keith Urban’s “Wichita Lineman,” Toby Keith’s “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and all four on “Rhinestone Cowboy”

2015, Eric Church and Little Big Town score five nominations apiece to top the list of finalists in the 49th annual Country Music Association awards

2011, Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned The Night” video debuts on CMT

2007, Joe Nichols marries Heather Singleton at Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia

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This Day in Country Music – September 8th

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2014, Frankie Ballard’s “Sunshine & Whiskey” video debuts on CMT

2013, Carrie Underwood debuts as the voice of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” theme, “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night.” The game has George Strait serving as honorary captain of the Dallas Cowboys, who beat the New York Giants, 36-31

2008, Arista releases Brad Paisley’s duet with Keith Urban, “Start A Band,” to radio. It pays a lyrical nod to a pair of classic-rock songs: “Free Bird” and “Ramblin Man”

1963, Songwriter Gary Baker is born in Niagara Falls, New York. His successes include John Michael Montgomery’s “I Swear,” Reba McEntire’s “One Honest Heart,” Lonestar’s “I’m Already There” and Alabama’s “Once Upon A Lifetime”

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This Day in Country Music – September 7th

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2014, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and his wife, Kelli Haywood, welcome their first son, Cash Van Haywood

2011, Jason Aldean picks up a double-platinum single for “Dirt Road Anthem” as well as a double-platinum album for “My Kinda Party”

1991, Brooks & Dunn reach #1 in Billboard for the first time with “Brand New Man”

1985, Rosanne Cash appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me”

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This Day in Country Music – September 6th

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2012, Vince Gill receives a star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Amy Grant and Reba McEntire deliver induction speeches

2008, Keith Urban dresses up the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with “You Look Good In My Shirt”

2000, John Michael Montgomery’s video for “The Little Girl” premieres on CMT

1980, Johnny Lee earns his first #1 country single in Billboard with “Lookin’ For Love”

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This Day in Country Music – September 5th

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2012, Eric Church tops the nominations list for the Country Music Association awards. He’s a finalist in five categories, including Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for “Chief”; and Single, Song and Music Video, for “Springsteen”

2007, Taylor Swift realizes a gold single for “Teardrops On My Guitar”

2005, CMT premieres Dierks Bentley’s “Come A Little Closer” video

1957, Elvis Presley records “Blue Christmas” to begin three days of sessions for his first holiday album. Elvis also cuts “Treat Me Nice.” The sessions are held at Radio Recorders in Hollywood

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This Day in Country Music – September 4th

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2014, Garth Brooks ends his retirement from the road as he and Trisha Yearwood launch an 11-show run at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. His set includes “Rodeo,” “Papa Loved Mama,” “Ain’t Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)” and “Friends In Low Places”

2012, MCA releases Gary Allan’s “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” to radio

1946, Guitarist Don Potter is born in Glens Falls, New York. After arranging Dan Hill’s 1978 pop hit “Sometimes When We Touch,” he becomes a significant contributor to The Judds, playing the guitar hook on “Why Not Me” and writing “One Hundred And Two”

1973, Charlie Rich grabs his first gold single, “Behind Closed Doors”

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This Day in Country Music – September 3rd

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2014,  Miranda Lambert picks up nine nominations in the Country Music Association awards for the second time in her career, buoyed by the album “Platinum,” the single “Automatic” and the collaborations “We Were Us” and “Somethin’ Bad”

2013, Thomas Rhett secures a gold single with “It Goes Like This”

2008, Taylor Swift makes her European concert debut, performing a sold-out show at King’s College in London

1996, Capitol releases Deana Carter’s album “Did I Shave My Legs For This?”

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This Day in Country Music – September 2nd

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2010, Brooks & Dunn play the final concert of the Last Rodeo farewell tour at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena with proceeds earmarked for the Country Music Hall of Fame. Reba McEntire guests on “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.” Their last song: “Brand New Man”

2009, Jason Aldean nabs a gold single for “Big Green Tractor”

2001, The “Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon” begins. Country guests include Reba McEntire, Billy Gilman, Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Tammy Cochran, Mickey Gilley, Sara Evans, The Clark Family Experience and The Oak Ridge Boys

1990, Tracy Lawrence arrives in Nashville from Arkansas in a run-down Toyota. He signs his first recording deal with Atlantic within a year

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This Day in Country Music – September 1st

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2010, Miranda Lambert winds up with a total of nine Country Music Association Awards nominations–the most ever for a female artist–as the CMA wraps two days of finalist announcements for its 44th annual awards

2004, Sara Evans performs “Born To Fly” on the third night of the Republican National Convention at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Brooks & Dunn sing “Only In America” after a speech by incumbent vice president Dick Cheney

1985, Charlie Worsham is born in Jackson, Mississippi. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, he earns his first hit in 2013 with “Could It Be.” He also plays on Dierks Bentley’s “I Hold On” and Eric Church’s “Like Jesus Does”

1979, Willie Nelson & Leon Russell share the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with their remake of “Heartbreak Hotel”

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