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This Day in Country Music- April 16th

– 2013, Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins and Eric Church join hosts Keith Urban and Vince Gill in We’re All For The Hall, a benefit at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Also appearing are Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Brantley Gilbert and Tim McGraw

– 2009, Jamey Johnson earns a gold album for “That Lonesome Song”

– 2007, Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” video swipes three trophies at the CMT Music Awards, held at Belmont University’s Curb Events Center in Nashville. Among other victors are Jack Ingram, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Sugarland and Kenny Chesney

– 1999, Shania Twain becomes the first woman named Songwriter/Artist of the Year in the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards. Phil Vassar wins Songwriter, and Song of the Year is a tie: “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” and “Don’t Laugh At Me”

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This Day in Country Music- April 15th

– 2013, A judge tells Kellie Pickler she’s a “million-dollar dancer” as she and dance partner Derek Hough place second during the night’s edition of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” earning 27 of a possible 30 points

– 2004, Big & Rich stage a parade in Nashville as they shoot the video for “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy).” Also taking part are Gretchen Wilson, Gary Chapman and the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders

– 1999, Vince Gill’s Volvo is rear-ended on West End Avenue in Nashville, causing a three-car collision. While handling the paperwork, the driver who hit Gill’s car gives him a tape, hoping Gill will record one of his songs

– 1996, Clay Walker is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis by a Houston doctor, after seeking an examination for numbness in his fingers. He is told–incorrectly, it turns out–that he will be in a wheelchair within four years, dead within eight

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This Day in Country Music- April 14th

– 2012, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood marries Kelli Cashiola at Front Porch Farms in Ashland City, Tennessee. Lady A bandmates Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott attend. Singer/songwriter Dave Barnes performs

– 2008, The CMT talent competition “Can You Duet” debuts, launching first-season contestants Joey+Rory. Among the panelists are Naomi Judd and “Amazed” songwriter Aimee Mayo

– 1998, Shania Twain joins Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan and Carole King at New York’s Beacon Theatre for a taping of “VH1 Divas Live,” with all six singers combining talents on “Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”

– 1986, Alabama wins Entertainer of the Year for a record fifth straight time at the 21st annual Academy of Country Music awards, aired by NBC from Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. The band also collects its sixth straight Top Vocal Group trophy

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This Day in Country Music- April 13th

– 2013, Jason Aldean plays the first of a handful of stadium dates on his 2013 itinerary, at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, with Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett. Ludacris makes a surprise appearance, joining Aldean on “Dirt Road Anthem”

– 2005, Willie Nelson’s attorney sends a Texas senator a letter declining to have a toll road named for the singer. Nelson later tells The Austin American-Statesman, “I’d put my name on an electric chair, too, but I don’t think that’d be too great a thing”

– 2003, Prisoner of war Patrick Miller is rescued in Iraq after several weeks in captivity, during which he annoyed the enemy by loudly singing Toby Keith’s “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)”

– 1965, Roger Miller wins five trophies in the seventh annual Grammy Awards: Best New Country & Western Artist; Country & Western Album, for “Dang Me/Chug-A-Lug”; and Country & Western Single, Song and Male Vocal, for “Dang Me”

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This Day in Country Music- April 12th

– 2010, Hank Williams is honored with a special citation for “craftsmanship as a songwriter” as the Pulitzer Prize winners are announced

– 1997, Travis Tritt marries model Theresa Nelson at his home in Paulding County, Georgia, with Marty Stuart serving as best man. Tritt sings “More Than You’ll Ever Know” to the bride. Also attending: Lari White, Tanya Tucker, Connie Smith and Lynyrd Skynyrd

– 1989, Capitol releases Garth Brooks’ self-titled debut album

– 1982, Easton Corbin is born in Trenton, Florida. A 2011 Academy of Country Music nominee for Top New Solo Vocalist, he nets such traditionally influenced hits as “A Little More Country Than That,” “All Over The Road,” “Roll With It” and “Lovin’ You Is Fun”

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This Day in Country Music- April 11th

– 2013, Taylor Swift’s Diet Coke ad, which utilizes her song “22,” debuts during the FOX telecast of “American Idol”

– 2006, Toby Keith’s new label, Show Dog Nashville, releases its first album, Keith’s “White Trash With Money”

– 2000, Faith Hill sings “Love Child” on VH1’s “Divas 2000: A Tribute To Diana Ross.” The special also features Mariah Carey and Donna Summer

– 1964, Steve Azar is born in Greenville, Mississippi. He first gains attention with an independent album in 1996, although he waits another six years to score his first hit, “I Don’t Have To Be Me (‘Til Monday)”

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This Day in Country Music- April 10th

– 2013, Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and songwriter/producer Jack Clement are announced as the 2013 inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame

– 2010, Jerrod Niemann sings “Lover, Lover” in his Grand Ole Opry debut

– 2009, “Hannah Montana: The Movie” debuts in theaters. Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Bucky Covington and Rascal Flatts all appear on screen

– 2007, The former home of Johnny Cash and June Carter burns to the ground in Hendersonville, Tennessee, while workers are restoring it for new owner Barry Gibb. Watching helplessly: Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Tommy Cash, T.G. Sheppard and several Oak Ridge Boys

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This Day in Country Music- April 9th

– 2013, Arista releases the Brad Paisley album “Wheelhouse”

– 2007, Rascal Flatts and Loretta Lynn are celebrated at the Recording Academy Honors at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza in Nashville. Also recognized are non-country acts Jars Of Clay and the Fisk Jubilee Singers

– 2005, Controversial model Anna Nicole Smith appears on the Grand Ole Opry. She flashes what appear to some fans to be her breasts, though Opry officials insist she was wearing a nude bra. She also meets Joe Nichols, who will sing at her 2007 funeral

– 1999, Faith Hill launches her first tour as a solo headliner with a performance at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis

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This Day in Country Music- April 8th

– 2013, CBS shoots “ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night” at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The lineup boasts Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Faith Hill, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley, among others

– 2006, Rascal Flatts starts a four-week stay at #1 in Billboard with “What Hurts The Most”

– 2004, Baseball’s San Diego Padres play their first game at the new Petco Park. Rhett Akins, Chad Brock and Daryle Singletary sing”Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” while president Jimmy Carter throws out the first pitch. The Padres beat San Francisco, 4-3

– 1992, The Mary Chapin Carpenter album “Shooting Straight In The Dark” is certified gold

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This Day in Country Music- April 7th

– 2013, Miranda Lambert wins trophies in three categories in the 48th annual Academy of Country Music awards, aired by CBS from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Lambert takes Female Vocalist of the Year, while “Over You” claims Single Record and Song of the Year

– 2009, Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean’s album “Wide Open”

– 2003, Toby Keith wins three trophies at the second annual CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards at Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center, owing to “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)”

– 1999, Shania Twain’s “Come On Over” album is recognized for shipments of 10 million copies, making her the first country female to have two albums reach that mark

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