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This Day in Country Music – August 10th

  • 2012 Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride” video premieres on CMT
  • 2006 Kenny Chesney’s nine-minute “You Save Me” video debuts on CMT
  • 1991 Vince Gill joins the Grand Ole Opry, introduced by Roy Acuff, who sheds tears as Gill delivers “When I Call Your Name”
  • 1972 Bobby Pinson is born in Panhandle, Texas. The gritty-voiced singer/songwriter nets a 2005 hit with “Don’t Ask Me How I Know” and writes Toby Keith’s “Made In America,” Sugarland’s “It Happens” and Trent Tomlinson’s “One Wing In The Fire”

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This Day in Country Music – August 9th

  • 2010 Atlantic releases “As She’s Walking Away,” by The Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson, to radio
  • 2003 Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett spend the first of eight weeks at the top of the Billboard chart with “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”
  • 2002 Rascal Flatts’ “These Days” video, complete with artificial rain, debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”
  • 1986 The Judds’ “Rockin’ With The Rhythm Of The Rain” goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – August 8th

  • 1998 Bryan White proposes to “One Life To Live” actress Erika Page while on tour in New Jersey. She says yes, but the couple agrees to keep the engagement private for the next four months
  • 1975 Hank Williams Jr. has a near-fatal accident while climbing Ajax Mountain in Montana. His head hits several jutting rocks as he falls 500 feet. It takes six hours for medics to reach him and deliver him to Missoula Community Hospital
  • 1950 Jamie O’Hara is born in Toledo, Ohio. He and Kieran Kane form The O’Kanes, a 1980s duo built on strong hooks and spare arrangements. He also writes The Judds’ “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days),” Gary Allan’s “Man To Man” and John Conlee’s “As Long As I’m Rockin’ With You”
  • 1934 The Sons Of The Pioneers record “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” in Los Angeles during the group’s first recording session

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This Day in Country Music – August 7th

  • 2007 Vince Gill, Mel Tillis and Ralph Emery are announced by the Country Music Association as the year’s Country Music Hall of Fame inductees during a ceremony at the Hall of Fame in Nashville
  • 2004 Reba McEntire escorts “Somebody” to #1 in Billboard
  • 1965 Raul Malo is born in Miami, Florida. He sings lead for The Mavericks, an edgy foursome that wins multiple Vocal Group of the Year honors in the 1990s. He later builds a stylistically diverse solo career before The Mavericks regroup
  • 1961 Patsy Cline’s “I Fall To Pieces” reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – August 6th

  • 2011 The Oak Ridge Boys are inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. They sing “Bobbie Sue,” “Elvira” and an a cappella “Amazing Grace” on their big night
  • 2003 John Mellencamp joins Kenny Chesney to tape an episode of “CMT Crossroads” in Nashville, where the set list includes “Young,” “R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” Radney Foster hosts
  • 1999 Garth Brooks’ mother, Colleen, dies in Oklahoma of throat cancer
  • 1964 Twins Peggy and Patsy Lynn are born to Loretta Lynn. They become a duo, The Lynns, as adults, scoring several awards nominations

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This Day in Country Music – August 5th

  • 2013 Carrie Underwood’s single “See You Again” is certified gold
  • 1995 Alan Jackson turns up at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “I Don’t Even Know Your Name”
  • 1968 Terri Clark is born in Montreal, Quebec. Raised in Calgary, she emerges in 1995 as a feisty, confident vocalist, netting successes such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “When Boy Meets Girl” and “Girls Lie Too”
  • 1959 Singer/songwriter Darrell Scott is born in London, Kentucky. Gaining credibility as an alternative-country act, he scores hits by writing Travis Tritt’s “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” The Dixie Chicks’ “Long Time Gone” and Sara Evans’ “Born To Fly”

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This Day in Country Music – August 4th

  • 2010 Big Machine rush-releases Taylor Swift’s single “Mine” to radio after the song was leaked on the Internet
  • 2008 Brooks & Dunn earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 2001 Jason Aldean marries Jessica Ussery in Macon, Georgia
  • 1981 Ricky Skaggs marries Sharon White. The couple performs “If I Needed You” during the ceremony

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This Day in Country Music – August 3rd

  • 2010 Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” receives an MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Female Video pitting her against Beyonce, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry
  • 1993 Giant releases Clay Walker’s self-titled debut album
  • 1991 Trisha Yearwood’s name appears at #1 in Billboard for the first time with her single “She’s In Love With The Boy”
  • 1976 Fiddler Jimmy De Martini is born in Marietta, Georgia. He joins The Zac Brown Band, named Top New Vocal Duo or Group at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards

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This Day in Country Music – August 2nd

  • 2008 Dierks Bentley plays the Lollapalooza rock festival at Grant Park in Chicago, where fans wear T-shirts asking “Who the hell is Dierks Bentley?” He bookends his set with covers: “Lonesome On’ry And Mean” and “Folsom Prison Blues”
  • 2005 ABC airs “CMA Music Festival: Country Music’s Biggest Party,” with Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Jo Dee Messina, Ricky Skaggs, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Earl Scruggs, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich
  • 2003 Montgomery Gentry’s “Hell Yeah” video debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live,” with cameo appearances by Troy Gentry’s wife, Angie, and songwriter Jeffrey Steele
  • 1988 Reprise releases Dwight Yoakam’s album “Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room”

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This Day in Country Music – August 1st

  • 2014 Brantley Gilbert’s “Small Town Throwdown” video, featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, premieres on CMT and CMT.com
  • 2009 Billy Currington is hospitalized with a concussion after a concert stage collapses in a thunderstorm at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta. Bass player Alex Stevens is pinned for a half-hour and requires surgery for a severed artery
  • 1992 Brooks & Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” begins a four-week residence at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1966 Merle Haggard records “The Fugitive” at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood

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