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This Day in Country Music – May 11th

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  • 2013, Willie Nelson receives an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, along with Carole King and Annie Lennox
  • 2005, Ronnie Milsap and Los Lonely Boys combine talents in Franklin, Tennessee, during a taping of “CMT Crossroads.” The set list includes “Stranger In My House,” “It Was Almost Like A Song,” “All Is Fair In Love And War” and “Smoky Mountain Rain”
  • 2004, Epic releases Gretchen Wilson’s debut album, “Here For The Party”
  • 1991, George Strait’s “If I Know Me” stops at #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – May 10th

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  • 2013, Randy Houser’s “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” video debuts on CMT
  • 2005, Capitol releases Dierks Bentley’s album “Modern Day Drifter”
  • 1986, The Judds reach #1 in Billboard with “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)”
  • 1975, Gary Stewart manages his only #1 single in Billboard with one of the great country titles of all-time: “She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)”

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This Day in Country Music – May 9th

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  • 2015, Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” kicks off a 13-week ride at the top of the Billboard country singles chart
  • 2010, Blake Shelton proposes to Miranda Lambert in the woods near her home in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. She says yes
  • 2001, “I Hope You Dance” wins three honors–Single Record, Song and Vocal Event of the Year–for Lee Ann Womack and Sons of the Desert during the 36th annual Academy of Country Music awards on CBS from Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1968, Merle Haggard records “Mama Tried” at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood, with Glen Campbell joining the band on the session

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This Day in Country Music – May 8th

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  • 2012, Lady Antebellum performs “Wanted You More” on the season finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” One of Blake Shelton’s team members, Jermaine Paul, is voted the winner
  • 2005, Mindy McCready is taken to a Nashville hospital after an ex-boyfriend broke into her Bellevue home, where he beat and choked the singer. The ex, William McKnight, is charged with attempted murder
  • 2001, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black have their first baby, a daughter, Lily Pearl Black
  • 1968, Drummer Del Gray is born in Hamilton, Ohio. As a member of Little Texas, he plays a key rhythmic role in “God Blessed Texas,” “Kick A Little” and “Life Goes On”

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This Day in Country Music – May 7th

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  • 2011, Miranda Lambert, Kix Brooks and Travis Tritt attend the Kentucky Derby at Louisville’s Churchill Downs, where Animal Kingdom wins. Also present: Laura Bell Bundy, Randy Owen, Eddie Montgomery and Linda Davis
  • 2005, Billy Dean marries Stephanie Paisley in Brentwood, Tennessee
  • 2002, DreamWorks releases Toby Keith’s single “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)”
  • 1991, Warner Bros. releases Travis Tritt’s “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)”

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This Day in Country Music – May 6th

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  • 2013, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert lead the slate of CMT Music Awards finalists with four nominations apiece
  • 2011, Taylor Swift’s “Mean” video has its world premiere on CMT
  • 2006, Carrie Underwood graduates magna cum laude from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, as she receives her bachelor of arts degree
  • 1998, Shania Twain’s single “You’re Still The One” is certified platinum

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This Day in Country Music – May 5th

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  • 2014, Miranda Lambert receives six nominations to top the list as the CMT Music Awards finalists are announced
  • 2009, Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams shoot a “CMT Crossroads” installment at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Included on the set list: “Johnny Cash,” “Amarillo Sky,” “Summer Of ’69” and “Cuts Like A Knife”
  • 2001, Blake Shelton sings “Austin” during his debut on the Grand Ole Opry
  • 1997, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have their first baby, Gracie Katherine McGraw. At age nine, she becomes part of the children’s chorus at the close of Dad’s hit single “Last Dollar (Fly Away)”

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This Day in Country Music – May 4th

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  • 2009, Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” video premieres on CMT
  • 1999, Curb releases the Tim McGraw album “A Place In The Sun”
  • 1996, Shania Twain races to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “You Win My Love”
  • 1991, Travis Tritt makes his Grand Ole Opry debut

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This Day in Country Music – May 3rd

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  • 2013, Keith Urban makes a surprise appearance during The Rolling Stones’ show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, joining the band on “Respectable”
  • 2009, Clint Black is fired by Donald Trump during an episode of the NBC-TV reality series “The Celebrity Apprentice”
  • 2007, Taylor Swift picks up a gold single for her debut, “Tim McGraw”
  • 1994, Garth Brooks wins two honors–Entertainer and Video of the Year–at the 29th Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC, though he’s not in Los Angeles to receive them. His wife, Sandy, gives birth to August Anna that night in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – May 2nd

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  • 2014, Carrie Underwood writes “Something In The Water” with Chris DeStefano and Brett James in a Tennessee cabin, weaving in an “I Saw The Light” reference and a section of “Amazing Grace”
  • 2011, Capitol releases Lady Antebellum’s “Just A Kiss” to radio
  • 1998, Shania Twain nails down the #1 position in Billboard with “You’re Still The One”
  • 1985, Columbia releases the “Highwayman” album, teaming Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson

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