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This Day in Country Music – February 4th

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  • 2010, Brad Paisley’s single “Online” goes gold
  • 2008, MCA releases the George Strait single “I Saw God Today” to radio
  • 1999, Freddy Fender receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles
  • 1976, Elvis Presley records “Moody Blue” in the Jungle Room at Graceland in Memphis

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This Day in Country Music – February 3rd

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  • 2014, Republic Nashville releases “This Is How We Roll,” by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan, to radio
  • 2012, Keith Urban appears on the Grand Ole Opry at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, giving his first live performance since November vocal surgery. The night also marks the final Opry show at the venue before its historic 61-year-old floor is replaced
  • 2006, “The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada” opens nationally. The Tommy Lee Jones picture features Dwight Yoakam and Levon Helm, plus music by Merle Haggard, Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender, Hank Williams Jr., Flaco Jimenez and Roger Miller
  • 1993, The “Pure Country” soundtrack goes double-platinum for George Strait

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This Day in Country Music – February 2nd

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  • 2015, Luke Bryan authors “Fast” with songwriters Luke Laird and Rodney Clawson at Creative Nation, a publishing company owned by Laird on Nashville’s Music Row
  • 2013, On the eve of the Super Bowl, Rascal Flatts and Journey team up for a live installment of “CMT Crossroads” from the Sugar Mill in New Orleans. The hour includes “Life Is A Highway,” “Fast Cars And Freedom” and “Don’t Stop Believin'”
  • 2008, Brad Paisley’s “Letter To Me” occupies the #1 position on the Billboard country chart, where it remains the rest of the month
  • 1986, Blaine Larsen is born in Tacoma, Washington. He releases his debut album shortly before his 19th birthday, landing his first hit with a song about suicide, “How Do You Get That Lonely.” He also co-writes George Strait’s “I Gotta Get To You”

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This Day in Country Music – February 1st

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  • 2011, Miranda Lambert nabs seven nominations in the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, making her the leading contender
  • 2009, Faith Hill sings “America, The Beautiful” before the Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band playing halftime. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23
  • 2004, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson join Aerosmith in the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVIII at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, as the New England Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers, 32-29. Kid Rock appears at halftime. Also attending: Rascal Flatts
  • 1992, Doug Stone’s “A Jukebox With A Country Song” blasts into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles list

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This Day in Country Music – January 31st

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  • 2010, Taylor Swift wins four times at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, aired on CBS from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. “Fearless” takes Album of the Year and Best Country Album; “White Horse” earns Best Country Female Vocal and Best Country Song
  • 2006, The Johnny Cash biopic “Walk The Line” receives five Oscar nominations, with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon up for Best Actor and Actress. Dolly Parton’s “Travellin’ Thru,” from “Transamerica,” is nominated for Best Original Song
  • 2004, On the eve of the Super Bowl, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson perform in a live installment of “CMT Crossroads” from Houston with Aerosmith members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
  • 1993, Garth Brooks sings the national anthem during a pre-game show that also features Tanya Tucker, Billy Burnette and Fleetwood Mac at Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Dallas beats Buffalo, 52-17

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This Day in Country Music – January 30th

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  • 2015, Miranda Lambert receives nominations in seven categories to lead the list of finalists for the 50th annual Academy of Country Music awards
  • 2013, Blake Shelton nabs a platinum album for “Red River Blue”
  • 2004, CMT premieres Keith Urban’s “You’ll Think Of Me” video
  • 2000, Faith Hill performs the national anthem before Super Bowl XXXIV at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. The St. Louis Rams beat the Tennessee Titans, 23-16

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This Day in Country Music – January 29th

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  • 2014, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw receive seven nominations to lead the finalists for the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Keith Urban picks up six
  • 2013, Lady Antebellum shoots an installment of “CMT Crossroads” with Stevie Nicks in Los Angeles. The night’s set list includes “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” “Love Don’t Live Here” and “Need You Now”
  • 2011, Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” begins a three-week ride at the top of the Billboard country singles chart
  • 2008, Sara Evans and Maroon 5 join forces to shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Among their collaborations: “A Real Fine Place To Start” and “I Could Not Ask For More”

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This Day in Country Music – January 28th

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  • 2012, Eric Church earns his first #1 single in Billboard with “Drink In My Hand”
  • 2003, Virgin releases the soundtrack to “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.” Included: Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You”
  • 1995, Alan Jackson’s “Gone Country” occupies the top spot on the Billboard country chart, floating a Bob Dylan reference in the process
  • 1985, Alabama, Willie Nelson and Anne Murray each win two American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, while Loretta Lynn takes home a special Award of Merit. Other country winners on the ABC telecast include Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and The Oak Ridge Boys

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This Day in Country Music – January 27th

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  • 2014, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan shoot the video for “This Is How We Roll” in the desert near San Diego, California
  • 2007, Rodney Atkins’ “Watching You” commands the top position on the Billboard country singles chart for the first of four straight weeks
  • 2004, Two songs performed by Alison Krauss in the movie “Cold Mountain” earn Oscar nominations for the songwriters: “You Will Be My Ain True Love,” written by Sting; and “The Scarlet Tide,” by T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello
  • 1998, Monument releases The Dixie Chicks’ first major label album, “Wide Open Spaces.” It marks the reactivation of the label, dormant since 1983

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This Day in Country Music – January 26th

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  • 2014, Kacey Musgraves wins twice during the 56th annual Grammy Awards, aired by CBS from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. She takes Best Country Album, for “Same Trailer Different Park”; and Best Country Song, for “Merry Go ‘Round”
  • 2010, Keith Urban and John Mayer shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Liberty Hall in Franklin, Tennessee, for an audience that includes Jake Owen, Taylor Swift, Kix Brooks and Love And Theft’s Eric Gunderson. The set list includes “Sweet Thing,” “Tonight I Wanna Cry” and “‘Til Summer Comes Around”
  • 2009, RCA releases Chris Young’s “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” to radio
  • 2001, Reba McEntire takes over as Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun” at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre. Tom Wopat is already a regular in the production

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