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This Day in Country Music – June 24th

  • 2012 Glen Campbell plays the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles during his final tour, threading the set with “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston.” The date includes a tribute from opening acts Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams and Jackson Browne
  • 2009 Jason Aldean picks up a gold album for “Wide Open”
  • 2007 Reba McEntire and pop singer Kelly Clarkson team up on “Because Of You,” “Fancy” and “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” as a new edition of “CMT Crossroads” makes its cable debut
  • 1995 Tracy Lawrence blows into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with “Texas Tornado”

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This Day in Country Music – June 23rd

  • 2012 A new edition of “CMT Crossroads” features Joe Walsh and friends: Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Sara Evans, who covers The Eagles’ “Best Of My Love”
  • 2009 Montgomery Gentry joins the Grand Ole Opry, officially inducted by Little Jimmy Dickens and Marty Stuart. After the big moment, Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives back the duo on “Hillbilly Shoes”
  • 2005 Sara Evans’ “A Real Fine Place To Start” video debuts on CMT
  • 2001 Lonestar begins a six-week residence at #1 in Billboard with “I’m Already There”

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This Day in Country Music – June 22nd

  • 2011 Glen Campbell reveals in People magazine that he’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the issues it poses in remembering lyrics, he intends to launch a farewell concert tour in the fall
  • 2005 Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill opens in Oklahoma City. The singer is on hand for an opening-day ribbon-cutting ceremony
  • 2001 The city of New York observes Reba McEntire Day as the singer ends her five-month run on Broadway in a production of “Annie Get Your Gun.” Tom Wopat remains in the cast, while Crystal Bernard takes over McEntire’s role
  • 1995 Shania Twain goes platinum for the first time in her career, with her album “The Woman In Me”

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This Day in Country Music – June 21st

  • 2014 Luke Bryan headlines a stadium for the first time at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Support acts include Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, who reappears during Bryan’s set to duet on “This Is How We Roll”
  • 2004 Gretchen Wilson’s debut album, “Here For The Party,” is certified gold and platinum
  • 2000 Jo Dee Messina’s “That’s The Way” video debuts on CMT
  • 1976 Reba McEntire marries Charlie Battles at the First Baptist Church in Stringtown, Oklahoma. They honeymoon in Texas, where they make time to promote her latest single to radio stations

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This Day in Country Music – June 20th

  • 2009 Steel Magnolia is introduced on the season premiere of CMT’s competition “Can You Duet.” Judges for the season include Big Kenny, Naomi Judd and Big Machine executive Scott Borchetta
  • 2005 Gretchen Wilson receives the key to the city of Pocahontas, Illinois, when she returns to her hometown to cut the ribbon on a new ball field concession stand she donated to the community. The event takes place at the renamed Gretchen Wilson Park
  • 1980 Drummer Chris Thompson is born in Bend, Oregon. He provides the backbeat for the Texas-based Eli Young Band, which earns gold singles with “Crazy Girl,” “Always The Love Songs,” “Drunk Last Night” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”
  • 1967 Singer and guitarist Dan Tyminski is born in Rutland, Vermont. He joins Alison Krauss’ Union Station, performing on “When You Say Nothing At All,” and singing lead on The Soggy Bottom Boys’ “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow”

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This Day in Country Music – June 19th

  • 2013 Music journalist and author Chet Flippo dies in his sleep at Nashville’s Saint Thomas Hospital. Affiliated at various times with Rolling Stone, Billboard and CMT, he was a background vocalist on the title track of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s album “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”
  • 2006 Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s debut single, “Tim McGraw”
  • 2004 Keith Urban’s “Raining On Sunday” ranks #1 when CMT presents “40 Sexiest Videos”
  • 1993 Patty Loveless tops the Billboard country chart with “Blame It On Your Heart”

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This Day in Country Music – June 18th

  • 2013 Danielle Bradbery is crowned the winner of “The Voice” on NBC. A member of Blake Shelton’s team, she sings “I Want Crazy” with guest Hunter Hayes. Florida Georgia Line performs “Cruise” in a guest appearance with Nelly
  • 2011 Tim McGraw stops his show at the Gorge Amphitheatre near George, Washington, to boot a male audience member for mistreating a woman
  • 1994 Neal McCoy’s “Wink” begins a four-week ride at #1 in Billboard
  • 1976 Blake Shelton is born in Ada, Oklahoma. Beginning with his 2001 debut, “Austin,” he mixes ballads and party anthems with biting personal humor on his way to multiple wins as Male Vocalist of the Year and a regular role on the NBC series “The Voice”

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This Day in Country Music – June 17th

  • 2013 Thomas Rhett’s “It Goes Like This” video debuts on CMT
  • 2006 Kenny Chesney kicks off a five-week run at #1 in Billboard with “Summertime”
  • 2004 Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” video makes its TV debut on CMT
  • 1988 Reprise releases Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens’ “Streets Of Bakersfield”

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This Day in Country Music – June 16th

  • 2013 Darius Rucker sings the national anthem at the AT&T Center in San Antonio during the NBA finals. The Spurs defeat the Miami Heat, 114-104
  • 2009 Brad Paisley wins three trophies during the CMT Music Awards at Nashville’s Sommet Center. Taylor Swift claims two
  • 2001 Tim McGraw’s “Grown Men Don’t Cry” moves in to the top spot on the Billboard country singles list
  • 1999 The Country Music Association announces Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and Johnny Bond will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

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This Day in Country Music – June 15th

  • 2013 Dwight Yoakam performs “Streets Of Bakersfield,” “Fast As You” and “Act Naturally,” adding a country thread to the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The day also features Jack Johnson, The Lumineers and Chris Stapleton
  • 2004 Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” video debuts on CMT.com
  • 1985 Ricky Skaggs reaches #1 in Billboard with “Country Boy,” the only chart-topping single to feature the Looney Tunes theme in an instrumental break
  • 1966 Guitarist Michael Britt is born in Fort Worth, Texas. He joins Lonestar, which claims the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Group honor in 1995. The band’s single “Amazed” takes a pair of ACM trophies in 2000

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