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This Day in Country Music – May 5th

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2015, Mercury releases Chris Stapleton’s debut solo album, “Traveller”

2014, Miranda Lambert receives six nominations to top the list as the CMT Music Awards finalists are announced

2009, Dolly Parton receives a Tony nomination in New York City for Best Original Score for “9 To 5: The Musical”

2007, More than 25,000 gather in Indio, California, for the first day of the Stagecoach Music Festival. George Strait and Alan Jackson top a 25-act bill with Willie Nelson, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Earl Scruggs, Jason Michael Carroll and Sara Evans

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This Day in Country Music – May 4th

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2010, Random House publishes Chely Wright’s autobiography, “Like Me: Confessions Of A Heartland Country Singer.” In the process, she comes out as a lesbian, becoming the first-ever openly gay commercial country artist

2009, Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” video premieres on CMT

2004, Warner Bros. releases Big & Rich’s debut album, “Horse Of A Different Color”

1999, Curb releases the Tim McGraw album “A Place In The Sun”

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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”
  • 2010, Water from the Cumberland River floods Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House, peaking more than two feet above the venue’s stage. The Opry moves like a nomad to other Nashville locations for the next four months
  • 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”

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This Day in Country Music – May 2nd

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  • 2016, Maren Morris undergoes a tonsillectomy
  • 2013, Alan Jackson sings “He Stopped Loving Her Today” to close George Jones’ memorial at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Other participants include Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Barbara Mandrell, The Oak Ridge Boys, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt and Kenny Chesney
  • 2010, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss and John Hiatt cancel out-of-town concerts when Nashville flooding creates transportation problems
  • 2009, LeAnn Rimes becomes the first major star to sing the national anthem prior to the Kentucky Derby, won by Mine That Bird at Churchill Downs in Louisville

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This Day in Country Music – May 1st

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  • 2012, Arista releases the Carrie Underwood album “Blown Away”
  • 2008, George Strait picks up a gold album for “Troubadour”
  • 1993, Charley Pride joins the Grand Ole Opry
  • 1982, “Mountain Music” peaks at #1 for Alabama on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – April 30th

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  • 2016, Dierks Bentley touches down at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Somewhere On A Beach”
  • 2013, Keith Urban records “Little Bit Of Everything” with producer Nathan Chapman at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio
  • 2006, Big & Rich perform at a rally sponsored by human rights agencies in Washington, D.C., to call attention to genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan
  • 2000, The third George Strait stadium festival tour becomes the first concert held at Nashville’s Adelphia Coliseum. On the bill: Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Chesnutt, Asleep At The Wheel and Billy Gilman

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This Day in Country Music – April 29th

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  • 2016, Republic Nashville releases Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” to radio
  • 2013, Hunter Hayes’ “I Want Crazy” video debuts on CMT
  • 2011, Toby Keith is forced to take cover in a bunker when four mortars explode nearby just before he is to go on stage to perform for American soldiers in the Middle East
  • 2009, Keith Urban’s “Kiss A Girl” video debuts on CMT.com

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This Day in Country Music – April 28th

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  • 2015, Republic/Big Machine releases The Zac Brown Band album “Jekyll + Hyde”
  • 2009, Jason Aldean earns a gold single for “She’s Country”
  • 2006, Carrie Underwood’s debut album, “Some Hearts,” goes triple-platinum
  • 2005, CMT premieres the videos for Sugarland’s “Something More,” Jamie O’Neal’s “Somebody’s Hero” and Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown”

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This Day in Country Music – April 27th

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  • 2016, Surprise! Miranda Lambert is an unexpected guest, joining Chris Stapleton, Morgane Stapleton and Anderson East on “My Girl” at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
  • 2012, The videos for Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys And Angels,” Easton Corbin’s “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and Thomas Rhett’s “Something To Do With My Hands” debut on CMT
  • 2011, Jason Aldean leads all finalists in the CMT Music Awards with four nominations
  • 2009, Randy Houser’s “Boots On” video debuts on CMT.com

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This Day in Country Music – April 26th

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2015, Eric Paslay marries Natalie Harker in Charlotte, Tennessee

2013, George Jones dies at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Widely regarded as one of the genre’s all-time greatest singers, the Country Music Hall of Fame member left such traditional-country landmarks as “The Grand Tour,” “The Race Is On” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today”

2009, Clint Black wins $20,000 for charity as the project manager for the winning team on an episode of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The task assigned by Donald Trump: develop a four-page advertorial for Right Guard

2005, Carrie Underwood covers Martina McBride for the second time during season four of “American Idol,” performing “When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues”

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