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This Day in Country Music – March 17th

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  • 2014, Maddie & Tae write “Girl In A Country Song” with songwriter/producer Aaron Scherz at his basement studio in Nashville
  • 2012, Miranda Lambert brings out a surprise guest–Kelly Clarkson, who sings her own hit, “Stronger”–during the On Fire Tour at the 1stBank Center in Denver
  • 2001, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning marries Ashley Thompson. Kenny Chesney sings “Me And You” during the ceremony
  • 1990, Randy Travis begins a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart”

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This Day in Country Music – March 16th

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  • 2015, Elektra releases Jana Kramer’s “I Got The Boy” to radio
  • 2012, Jason Aldean’s “Fly Over States” video premieres on CMT
  • 2006, Carrie Underwood’s video for “Don’t Forget To Remember Me” debuts on CMT
  • 2002, Tim McGraw’s “The Cowboy In Me” rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – March 15th

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  • 2014, Brantley Gilbert’s “Bottoms Up” reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 2005, Dierks Bentley’s self-titled debut becomes his first platinum album
  • 2003, Brad Paisley marries “According To Jim” star Kimberly Williams in Malibu, California
  • 1999, Diamond Rio records “One More Day”

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This Day in Country Music – March 14th

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  • 2014, Toby Keith launches his first Australian concert tour at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. His openings acts include The Eli Young Band and Kellie Pickler
  • 2009, Keith Urban takes “Sweet Thing” to the top of the Billboard country singles list
  • 2004, Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley perform for president George W. Bush when ABC tapes “An American Celebration At Ford’s Theatre.” The Kelsey Grammer-hosted show also features Patti LaBelle, Jessica Simpson and David Spade, among others
  • 1998, Jo Dee Messina sings “Lesson In Leavin'” during her Grand Ole Opry debut, the same evening that Opry manager Bob Whittaker asks Diamond Rio to join the cast

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This Day in Country Music – March 13th

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  • 2009, Justin Moore sings “Small Town USA” in his Grand Ole Opry debut
  • 2001, Charley Pride receives a Hall of Fame medallion during the first official function at the new Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville. Robyn Young also accepts one for his late father, Faron Young
  • 1999, The Dixie Chicks take “You Were Mine” to the top of the Billboard country chart
  • 1999, Trisha Yearwood joins the Grand Ole Opry. The same night, singer/songwriter John Prine makes his Opry debut

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This Day in Country Music – March 12th

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  • 2016, Kelsea Ballerini meets Australian singer/songwriter Morgan Evans. They are engaged by the end of the year
  • 2015, Luke Bryan plays his final spring break concert at Spinnaker in Panama City, Florida. The show and one staged the previous day drew a total of 400,000 fans
  • 2011, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson begin a three-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
  • 2010, Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” earns a gold single

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This Day in Country Music – March 11th

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  • 2015, Maren Morris writes “My Church” and records the final vocals the same day in Los Angeles with songwriter/producer busbee
  • 2013, Big Machine releases “Highway Don’t Care,” by Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift, to radio. Keith Urban plays guitar on the single
  • 2006, Don Williams performs what’s expected to be his final Nashville concert, appearing at David Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Keith Urban is a surprise opening act, and Williams is joined by Josh Turner on “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good”
  • 2005, The movie “Black Cloud,” written and directed by Rick Schroder, opens in seven cities. The picture features Tim McGraw in the role of a sheriff

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This Day in Country Music – March 10th

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  • 2014, Warner Bros. releases Cole Swindell’s “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” to radio
  • 2007, Trace Adkins tops the Billboard country chart with “Ladies Love Country Boys”
  • 2003, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines tells a London concert audience, “We’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” The audience cheers, but many U.S. radio stations stop playing Chicks music as the nation prepares for war in Iraq
  • 2001, Diamond Rio takes “One More Day” to #1 in Billboard

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This Day in Country Music – March 9th

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  • 2016, Elle King records her vocal for the Dierks Bentley single “Different For Girls” at Arlyn Studios in Austin with Bentley and producer Ross Copperman overseeing
  • 2015, EMI releases the Brothers Osborne single “Stay A Little Longer” to radio
  • 2009, Mac McAnally gives Kenny Chesney a personal gift: the Martin guitar he used to write “Back Where I Come From” and “Down The Road”
  • 2006, Worlds collide! The Rolling Stones tab Merle Haggard as their opening act when the band plays the Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas

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This Day in Country Music – March 8th

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  • 2016, Warner Bros. releases Blake Shelton’s “Came Here To Forget” to radio
  • 2007, Carrie Underwood sings “Wasted” during an installment of FOX-TV’s “American Idol”
  • 2006, Brad Paisley secures six nods to top the list of Academy of Country Music awards nominees, announced at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland get five nominations each; Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood nab four
  • 2003, Darryl Worley’s “Have You Forgotten?” video debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”

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