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This Day in Country Music – June 29th

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2014, Dolly Parton performs for 100,000 people during the multi-format Glastonbury Music Festival in Pilton, England. Her set includes a surprise appearance by guitarist Richie Sambora on Bon Jovi’s “Lay Your Hands On Me”

2012, Arista releases Carrie Underwood’s single “Blown Away” to radio

2008, The Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony at the museum’s Ford Theater

2005, Joe Nichols sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The Cubs edge the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2

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This Day in Country Music – June 28th

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2014, Randy Houser’s “Like A Cowboy” video debuts on CMT

2012, The Band Perry is the subject of a bobblehead night at a minor-league baseball game at Pioneer Park in Greeneville, Tennessee. The band throws out the first pitch before the hometown Astros defeat the Danville Braves, 5-2

2010, “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton’s collaboration with Trace Adkins, earns a gold single

2007, Brad Paisley’s “Online” video, featuring guest appearances by Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler, debuts on CMT

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This Day in Country Music – June 27th

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2016, Mercury releases Lauren Alaina’s single “Road Less Traveled” to radio

2015, Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd share the stage as a new edition of “CMT Crossroads” premieres. Performances include “Kick It In The Sticks,” “Bottoms Up,” “One Hell Of An Amen” and “Sweet Home Alabama”

2012, Miranda Lambert shoots the video to “Fastest Girl In Town” in Dickson County, Tennessee, with NASCAR driver Danica Patrick

2011, Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” video debuts on CMT

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This Day in Country Music – June 26th

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2014, Zac Brown makes a surprise appearance during a Billy Joel concert at Boston’s Fenway Park, joining in on “You May Be Right”

2009, Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams team up as an episode of “CMT Crossroads” debuts. The one-hour show’s set list includes “She’s Country,” “Summer Of ’69,” “Run To You,” “Amarillo Sky,” “Johnny Cash” and “Hicktown”

2009, Josh and Jennifer Turner have a son, Colby Lynch Turner, in Nashville

1992, Columbia releases Mary Chapin Carpenter’s album “Come On, Come On”

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This Day in Country Music – June 25th

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2014, The video for “Somethin’ Bad,” the Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood, premieres on CMT, MTV and VH1

2006, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are married at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Sydney, Australia. He sings “Making Memories Of Us” at the service, witnessed by songwriter Monty Powell, producer Dann Huff and Capitol Records chief Mike Dungan

1997, On Chet Atkins Day in Nashville, more than 70 artists and musicians pay tribute to the guitarist at a Ryman Auditorium concert. Among the night’s performers are Steve Wariner, Ray Stevens, Ronnie McDowell, Mark Knopfler, Marty Stuart, Bobby Bare and Hank Williams III

1996, Capitol releases Trace Adkins’ debut album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud”

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This Day in Country Music – June 24th

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2016, Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas are paired as a new installment of “CMT Crossroads” premieres. Danielle Bradbery guests on the episode, which includes versions of Rhett’s hits “Crash And Burn,” “T-Shirt,” “‘Make Me Wanna” and “Die A Happy Man.” They also cover “Rich Girl,” backed by Hall & Oates’ member John Oates

2012, Glen Campbell plays the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles during his final tour, threading the set with “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston.” The date includes a tribute from opening acts Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams and Jackson Browne

2011, Luke Bryan and The Doobie Brothers are paired as a new edition of “CMT Crossroads” debuts. Among the songs in the telecast: “Rain Is A Good Thing,” “Black Water,” “Do I” and “China Grove”

2009, Jason Aldean picks up a gold album for “Wide Open”

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This Day in Country Music – June 23rd

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2015, Mercury releases the Kacey Musgraves album “Pageant Material”

2012, A new edition of “CMT Crossroads” features Joe Walsh and friends: Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Sara Evans, who covers The Eagles’ “Best Of My Love”

2010, Brad Paisley headlines a concert in the United Kingdom for the first time, playing Shepherds Bush Empire in London

2007, Tracy Lawrence collects a #1 single in Billboard for the first time in 11 years with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”

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This Day in Country Music – June 22nd

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2006, Josh Turner’s “Would You Go With Me” video debuts on CMT along with Brooks & Dunn’s “Building Bridges,” featuring vocal contributions by Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow

2001, The city of New York observes Reba McEntire Day as the singer ends her five-month run on Broadway in a production of “Annie Get Your Gun.” Tom Wopat remains in the cast, while Crystal Bernard takes over McEntire’s role

1996, With echoes of Bob Dylan and Hank Williams in the production and lyrics, Tracy Lawrence begins a three-week run at #1 in Billboard with “Time Marches On”

1977, Kenny Rogers takes in his first gold single, for “Lucille”

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This Day in Country Music – June 21st

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2014, Luke Bryan headlines a stadium for the first time at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Support acts include Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, who reappears during Bryan’s set to duet on “This Is How We Roll”

2011, Blake Shelton sings “Honey Bee” on NBC-TV’s “The Voice.” Contestant Casey Weston serves up a version of “I Will Always Love You”

2008, Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name” hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

2003, Johnny Cash makes his first public appearance since the funeral for his wife, June Carter. It’s also his last public performance. Along with son John Carter Cash, the Man In Black plays for 30 minutes, singing “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring Of Fire” and his final song on any stage, “Understand Your Man,” in Hiltons, Virginia

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This Day in Country Music – June 20th

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2015, Willie Nelson endorses Democrat Bernie Sanders for president

2009, Steel Magnolia is introduced on the season premiere of CMT’s competition “Can You Duet.” Judges for the season include Big Kenny, Naomi Judd and Big Machine executive Scott Borchetta

2007, The Academy of Country Music presents the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award to Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Don Williams and songwriter Harlan Howard at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. The late Buck Owens is recognized with the Jim Reeves International Award

2005, Gretchen Wilson receives the key to the city of Pocahontas, Illinois, when she returns to her hometown to cut the ribbon on a new ball field concession stand she donated to the community. The event is held at the renamed Gretchen Wilson Park

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