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This Day in Country Music- February 15th

- 2012, Contestant Skylar Laine gets compared to Reba McEntire when she covers The Band Perry’s “You Lie” on “American Idol.” Also heard on the FOX-TV show: “Stuck Like Glue,” “The House That Built Me” and three versions of “Georgia On My Mind”

– 2007, Bucky Covington’s first video, for “A Different World,” has its world premiere on CMT

– 1992, “What She’s Doing Now” leads Garth Brooks to a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

– 1987, Columbia releases Ricky Van Shelton’s debut album, “Wild-Eyed Dream”

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This Day in Country Music- February 14th

- 2013, Thompson Square’s “If I Didn’t Have You” video debuts on CMT

– 2011, EMI releases Eric Church’s “Homeboy” to radio

– 2006, The RIAA awards a gold single for Little Big Town’s “Boondocks”

– 2002, Forty couples are married in a mass Valentine’s Day ceremony in Newport News, Virginia. Steve Holy sings “Good Morning Beautiful” for the couples’ first dance

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This Day in Country Music- February 13th

- 2013, Eric Church receives nominations in six categories to lead all finalists in the 48th annual Academy of Country Music awards. “Chief” is up for Album of the Year, while “Springsteen” is in the running for Single and Song

– 2012, Mel Tillis receives a National Medal of Arts from president Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.

– 2011, Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” wins five honors during the 53rd annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center: Record and Song of the Year, Best Country Duo or Group, Best Country Song and Best Country Album

– 2008, Carrie Underwood collects gold awards for her singles “Wasted” and “So Small”

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This Day in Country Music- February 12th

- 2012, Taylor Swift’s “Mean” wins two trophies–Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance–during the 54th annual Grammy awards, aired on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles

– 2011, Dolly Parton’s classic “I Will Always Love You” tops the list as CMT debuts “40 Greatest Love Songs”

– 2005, Rascal Flatts journeys to #1 in Billboard with “Bless The Broken Road”

– 1998, Alabama picks up three multi-platinum albums: “Mountain Music” is certified quintuple-platinum, “Roll On” hits quadruple-platinum, and “Greatest Hits, Volume III” reaches double-platinum

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This Day in Country Music- February 11th

- 2014, EMI releases Eric Church’s album “The Outsiders”

– 2011, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood record “Remind Me”

– 2008, A “CMT Crossroads” episode matching Alison Krauss with vocalist Robert Plant makes its TV debut. The set list includes “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On),” plus the Led Zeppelin classics “Black Dog” and “When The Levee Breaks”

– 2006, Lyle Lovett and Bonnie Raitt team up in a new episode of “CMT Crossroads”

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This Day in Country Music- February 10th

- 2013, “Blown Away” wins Best Country Solo Performance for Carrie Underwood, and Best Country Song for songwriters Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, during the 55th annual Grammy Awards, aired by CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles

– 2011, Republic Nashville releases The Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl” to radio

– 2005, Montgomery Gentry’s “Gone” video debuts on CMT

– 2002, Nashville observes Joe Diffie Day as the singer hosts his 10th annual Country Steps In For First Steps concert. On the bill: The Judds, Trace Adkins, Ricky Skaggs, Cyndi Thomson and comedian Cledus T. Judd

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This Day in Country Music- February 9th

- 2011, Taylor Swift kicks off an international tour with her first-ever concert in Singapore

– 2009, Mercury releases the Sugarland single “It Happens” to radio

– 2001, The T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” goes gold. Artists featured include Alison Krauss, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, Harry McClintock, The Whites and Norman Blake

– 1991, Mark Chesnutt’s “Brother Jukebox” fills the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music- February 8th

- 2011, Stoney Creek releases Thompson Square’s self-titled debut album

– 2009, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss win five trophies in the 51st Grammy Awards at the Staples Center: Album of the Year and Contemporary Folk/Americana Album, for “Raising Sand”; Record of the Year, “Please Read The Letter”; Pop Collaboration, “Rich Woman”; and Country Collaboration, “Killing The Blues”

– 2005, MCA releases Lee Ann Womack’s album “There’s More Where That Came From”

– 2002, Jo Dee Messina notches her second platinum album, for “Burn”

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This Day in Country Music- February 7th

- 2010, Carrie Underwood sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl, a 31-17 New Orleans Saints win over the Indianapolis Colts at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. In the crowd: Heidi Newfield, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and Joe Don Rooney

– 2009, Taylor Swift’s “White Horse” video makes its debut on CMT

– 2009, Toby Keith wades into the audience at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville to confront a concert-goer who threw a beer at the stage. The offender is evicted from the venue

– 2008, Tim McGraw’s “Suspicions” video debuts on CMT

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This Day in Country Music- February 6th

- 2014, Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic shoot an episode of “CMT Crossroads” at Rocketown in Nashville. The show includes performances of “Counting Stars,” “Up On The Ridge,” “I Hold On” and “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”

– 2012, EMI releases Eric Church’s “Springsteen” to radio. Referenced in the lyrics: “I’m On Fire,” “Born To Run,” “Glory Days” and “Born In The U.S.A.”

– 2011, Keith Urban performs “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, before the Super Bowl, a 31-25 Green Bay Packers win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Paul Overstreet is in the stands

– 2001, Arista releases Diamond Rio’s “One More Day” album

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