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This Day in Country Music – August 23rd

  • 2011 Columbia releases Pistol Annies’ debut album, “Hell On Heels,” digitally
  • 2003 Trace Adkins joins the Grand Ole Opry, officially inducted by Ronnie Milsap and Lorrie Morgan. On his big night, he performs “Chrome,” “Hot Mama” and “Then They Do”
  • 1975 Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart1969 Johnny Cash climbs to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “A Boy Named Sue”
  • 1952 Kitty Wells becomes the first woman to reach #1 on the Billboard country chart with “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”

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This Day in Country Music – August 22nd

  • 2011 Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean’s “Tattoos On This Town” to radio
  • 1998 “I’m Alright,” written by Phil Vassar, takes Jo Dee Messina to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1983 Crystal Gayle and husband/manager Bill Gatzimos have their first baby, Katherine Claire Gatzimos, at a hospital in Nashville
  • 1979 Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each secure four nominations as finalists for the Country Music Association awards are announced in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – August 21st

  • 2006 Rosanne Cash and Steve Earle tape a new episode of “CMT Crossroads” at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The set list includes “Seven Year Ache,” “Guitar Town,” “Devil’s Right Hand” and the Johnny Cash song “Big River”
  • 1989 Capitol releases Garth Brooks’ “If Tomorrow Never Comes”
  • 1982 Sylvia goes to #1 in Billboard with “Nobody”
  • 1938 Kenny Rogers is born in St. Joseph’s Infirmary in Houston. His pop-laced ballads and story songs in the 1970s and ’80s make him one of country’s best all-time sellers, with more than 25 gold albums. He expands his reach with a lengthy acting career, entering the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013

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This Day in Country Music – August 20th

  • 2010 Lady Antebellum earns a gold single for “American Honey” and a quadruple-platinum single for “Need You Now”
  • 1988 Restless Heart’s “Bluest Eyes In Texas” rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart
  • 1977 Elvis Presley’s “Way Down” goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1948 Rock singer Robert Plant is born in Birmingham, England. The vocalist for hard-rock pioneers Led Zeppelin, he joins Alison Krauss on a Grammy-winning Top 5 country album, 2007’s “Raising Sand”

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This Day in Country Music – August 19th

  • 2014 Sam Hunt makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
  • 2003 Capitol releases Dierks Bentley’s self-titled debut album
  • 1999 Dwight Yoakam earns a double-platinum album, with “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.”
  • 1966 Lee Ann Womack is born in Jacksonville, Texas. A superb traditionally minded vocalist, she reaches her commercial peak with the 2000 release “I Hope You Dance,” named Song and Single of the Year by the Country Music Association

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This Day in Country Music – August 18th

  • 2014 Warner Bros. releases Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light” to radio
  • 2006 Kenny Chesney performs at the BJCC Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Randy Owen, lead singer of the band Alabama, attends the show–the first time he’s ever seen a concert as a ticket-holder
  • 2003 DreamWorks releases Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar”
  • 1961 Jimmy Dean records the recitation “Big Bad John” at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – August 17th

  • 2012 Florida Georgia Line performs “Cruise” in its Grand Ole Opry debut
  • 2009 Brad Paisley’s “Welcome To The Future” video debuts on CMT
  • 1991 George Strait’s “You Know Me Better Than That” begins a three-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart
  • 1988 Colton Swon is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He sings high harmonies for The Swon Brothers, a duo that signs with Arista following a season on the NBC music series “The Voice.” They earn their first hit in 2014 with “Later On”

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This Day in Country Music – August 16th

  • 2005 Arista releases Brad Paisley’s “Time Well Wasted” album
  • 1980 Alabama registers its first #1 single in Billboard with “Tennessee River”
  • 1972 Emily Robison is born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She co-founds The Dixie Chicks, who meld pop fashion and twangy country in a quick ascent to Entertainer of the Year, only to see their career unravel after a 2003 comment about the president. She subsequently joins sister Martie Maguire in Court Yard Hounds
  • 1969 Merle Haggard’s blue-collar anthem “Workin’ Man Blues” goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – August 15th

  • 2006 Alison Krauss + Union Station pick up a whopping 11 nominations as finalists are announced for the International Bluegrass Music Association awards
  • 1995 Roy Clark performs “Yesterday, When I Was Young” during the funeral for Mickey Mantle at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas
  • 1983 Guitarist Danelle Leverett is born in Amarillo, Texas. She becomes one-half of the JaneDear girls, who earn a 2011 hit with their debut single, “Wildflower”
  • 1946 Songwriter Jimmy Webb is born in Elk City, Oklahoma. He writes “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and “Wichita Lineman,” by Glen Campbell; and “Highwayman,” by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson

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This Day in Country Music – August 14th

  • 2007 Capitol releases Luke Bryan’s debut album, “I’ll Stay Me”
  • 2003 When a power outage zaps the electricity for 50 million residents in the Northeast, Jo Dee Messina improvises with a 30-minute acoustic set at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. Her performance includes the apropos “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia”
  • 1995 Shania Twain is certified double-platinum for the first time in her career, with “The Woman In Me”
  • 1964 Roy Rogers has a nine-hour surgery to repair vertebrae in his back damaged by years of riding his horse, Trigger

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