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This Day in Country Music – July 9th

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2016, Jon Pardi’s “California Sunrise” debuts at #1 on the Billboard country albums chart

2010, A “CMT Crossroads” episode featuring Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller debuts. The set list includes “I Go Back,” “Rock N’ Me” and “Living In Fast Forward”

2001, The Country Music Association announces 12 honorees will be added to the Country Music Hall of Fame: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro

1991, Roy Acuff is one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony hosted by president George Bush

 

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This Day in Country Music – July 8th

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2016, Garth Brooks becomes the first country artist to headline at the new Yankee Stadium in New York. He sings two songs written by New Yorker Billy Joel, “Shameless” and “Piano Man.” Brooks also joins Trisha Yearwood on “In Another’s Eyes”

2000, Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” begins a five-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1997, Marty Stuart marries Connie Smith on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Afterward, they drive out into the wilderness and end up dancing on a cliff to Buck Owens’ “Your Tender Loving Care”

1996, Keifer Thompson moves to Nashville from Oklahoma. Shortly after, he meets future wife and fellow Thompson Square partner Shawna McIlwain

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This Day in Country Music – July 7th

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2014, Capitol releases Luke Bryan’s “Roller Coaster,” written by Cole Swindell, to radio

2008, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman welcome a daughter, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville

2004, Jimmy Buffett’s “Hey, Good Lookin'” video–featuring appearances by George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Clint Black and Alan Jackson–debuts on CMT

1987, Warner/Curb releases Hank Williams Jr.’s album “Born To Boogie”

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This Day in Country Music – July 6th

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2013, Toby Keith raises $2 million for tornado relief with a concert at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, joined by Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Mel Tillis, Kellie Coffey, John Anderson and Sammy Hagar. “Beer For My Horses” gets played twice

2008, Kix Brooks runs with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain

2003, The Dixie Chicks perform at Dallas’ American Airlines Center despite a threat that Natalie Maines will be shot on stage

2002, Brad Paisley hooks the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart with “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)”

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This Day in Country Music – July 5th

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2013, Luke Bryan makes a surprise appearance during an Alabama show in Orange Beach, Alabama. Bryan provides a vocal assist on “Love In The First Degree”

2008, Jennifer Nettles makes an unannounced appearance to perform “Stay” during Kenny Chesney’s stadium date at Nashville’s LP Field before a crowd of 49,000 people. Also on the bill: Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Sammy Hagar and Gary Allan

1994, Atlantic releases the Hootie + The Blowfish pop album “Cracked Rear View,” featuring lead singer Darius Rucker

1980, George Jones takes his signature song, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – July 4th

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2015, Dierks Bentley performs “Drunk On A Plane” and “Riser” during the “Macy’s Fourth Of July Fireworks Spectacular” on NBC. The annual holiday special also features Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, James Taylor and Brad Paisley’s renditions of “River Bank” and “Crushin’ It”

2010, Toby Keith performs “God Love Her,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!” and “American Soldier” from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston on the CBS special “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular”

1986, Lee Greenwood performs “God Bless The U.S.A.” in the New York Harbor as the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship arrives from England to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty

1981, Barbara Mandrell’s “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” featuring a guest appearance by George Jones, goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – July 3rd

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2007, Toby Keith’s “Love Me If You Can” video premieres on CMT.com

2001, Trisha Yearwood receives her first quadruple-platinum album, for “(Songbook) A Collection Of Hits”

1982, “Any Day Now” takes Ronnie Milsap to #1 on the Billboard country chart

1980, Singer/songwriter Sarah Buxton is born in Lawrence, Kansas. Signed for a time to the Lyric Street label, she earns hits as a writer with Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy,” Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze,” Chris Lane’s “Fix” and The Band Perry’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely.” She also provides supporting vocals on David Nail’s “Let It Rain”

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This Day in Country Music – July 2nd

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2016, Luke Bryan opens a retail shop, Shore Thing Cigars, in Watersound, Florida

2009, The Kellie Pickler single “Best Days Of Your Life,” co-written with Taylor Swift, is certified gold by the RIAA

1991, MCA releases Trisha Yearwood’s self-titled debut album

1983, Singer/songwriter Michelle Branch is born in Phoenix, Arizona. After first establishing herself as a Grammy-winning pop singer, she shifts to country in 2006 by joining with Jessica Harp to form the duo The Wreckers

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This Day in Country Music- July 1st

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2016, A new episode of “CMT Crossroads” premieres with Charles Kelley and pop artist Rob Thomas. Music in the installment includes “Smooth,” “We Owned The Night” and “Love Don’t Live Here”

2015, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard marries Hayley Stommel at Trail Creek Cabin in Sun Valley, Idaho. Brian Kelley serves as the best man, and songwriter Sarah Buxton performs the John Legend song “All Of Me.” Also in attendance are Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Charles Kelley and Canaan Smith

2011, Rascal Flatts’ “Easy” video, featuring Natasha Bedingfield, debuts on CMT

2009, Atlantic releases The Zac Brown Band’s “Toes” to radio

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This Day in Country Music – June 30th

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2014, Dot releases Maddie & Tae’s debut single, “Girl In A Country Song,” to radio

2005, Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney gets engaged to Tiffany Fallon while aboard a cruise ship in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

2004, The Rick Schroder-directed video for “Whiskey Lullaby,” Brad Paisley’s duet with Alison Krauss, debuts on CMT

1995, Garth Brooks receives a star in front of Capitol Records on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He buries the masters to “The Hits” underneath the star

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