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This Day in Country Music – June 11th

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  • 2014, Dustin Lynch’s “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep)” video premieres on CMT
  • 2004, “The Stepford Wives” opens in movie theaters with Faith Hill making her acting debut. Others in the picture include Bette Midler, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Jon Lovitz and Glenn Close
  • 1988, Randy Travis makes an appearance at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “I Told You So
  • 1966, Singer/songwriter Bruce Robison is born in Bandera, Texas. Finding an artistic home in alternative-country, he nets commercial success as the songwriter of Tim McGraw’s “Angry All The Time” and The Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin Soldier”

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This Day in Country Music – June 10th

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  • 2015, Carrie Underwood wins three trophies during the CMT Music Awards at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. “Something In The Water” takes Video and Female Video of the Year. Her Miranda Lambert duet, “Somethin’ Bad,” earns Collaborative Video
  • 2009, Alan Jackson gives a free concert at Nashville’s Cadillac Ranch to celebrate two decades since signing his first recording deal. He plays 34 of his Top 10 hits, including “Wanted,” “Little Bitty,” “There Goes” and “Chattahoochee”
  • 1997, Harlan Howard is added to the National Songwriters Hall of Fame at the Sheraton New York Hotel, along with Phil Spector and Joni Mitchell. Howard wrote “Busted” and “I Fall To Pieces,” among many others
  • 1989, Clint Black’s debut single, “A Better Man,” reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – June 9th

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  • 2011, Alabama makes a surprise CMA Music Festival appearance to perform “Old Alabama” and “Tennessee River” with Brad Paisley at Nashville’s LP Field. Also appearing: Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, Easton Corbin and The Zac Brown Band
  • 2008, Arista releases Brad Paisley’s “Waitin’ On A Woman” to radio
  • 2001, Kenny Chesney makes a surprise appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, where he delivers his first live performance of “A Lot Of Things Different,” written by Opry member Bill Anderson
  • 1990, George Strait begins a five-week visit to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Love Without End, Amen”

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This Day in Country Music – June 8th

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  • 2011, Blake Shelton is the only double winner in the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
  • 2006, Keith Urban joins Brooks & Dunn for “Believe” at the first nightly concert of the CMA Music Festival at Nashville’s LP Field. Also performing: Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., Sara Evans, Pat Green, Little Big Town, Blake Shelton and Gary Allan
  • 2003, Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” is ranked #1 when CMT debuts its “100 Greatest Songs Of Country Music.” Ex-husband George Jones chimes in at #2, with “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Wynette also lands at #35, with “D-I-V-O-R-C-E”
  • 1981, Fiddler Sara Watkins is born in Vista, California. She joins Nickel Creek, an accomplished bluegrass act that gains two Grammy nominations before she turns 20. She becomes a solo artist in 2007

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This Day in Country Music – June 7th

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  • 2014, George Strait wraps his final tour at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Guests on the show include Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Jason Aldean, Lee Ann Womack, Eric Church, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill and Martina McBride. The night includes a mass version of “All My Ex’s Live In Texas”
  • 2007, Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album is certified platinum
  • 1997, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill spend the first of six weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “It’s Your Love”
  • 1991, Alan Jackson joins the Grand Ole Opry

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This Day in Country Music – June 6th

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  • 2012, Carrie Underwood wins a pair of trophies during the CMT Music Awards at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. She claims Video of the Year, for “Good Girl”; and Collaborative Video of the Year, for the Brad Paisley duet “Remind Me”
  • 2009, George Strait headlines the inaugural event at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. Lee Ann Womack is a last-minute replacement for Julianne Hough, who bows out with strep throat
  • 2005, Toby Keith picks up two gold singles, for “I Love This Bar” and his duet with Willie Nelson, “Beer For My Horses”
  • 1981, Travis Tritt graduates from high school

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This Day in Country Music – June 5th

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  • 2014, Chris Young cuts his left hand severely while preparing dinner at his Nashville home. He’s forced to cancel several CMA Music Festival appearances
  • 2007, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill receive the Academy of Country Music’s Career Achievement Award when they kick off their Soul2Soul 2007 concert tour at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 2003, Days before the opening of the movie “Hollywood Homicide,” Dwight Yoakam receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 1980, The John Travolta movie “Urban Cowboy” premieres. It includes music by Kenny Rogers, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, Anne Murray, The Eagles, The Charlie Daniels Band, Jimmy Buffett, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and J.D. Souther

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This Day in Country Music – June 4th

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  • 2014, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line win two trophies apiece during the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
  • 2003, CMT tapes a concert at Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center for its special “100 Greatest Songs Of Country Music.” The lineup of performers includes Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, George Jones, Deana Carter, Kenny Chesney, LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride and Sara Evans
  • 2002, Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” album goes gold and platinum
  • 2001, Brooks & Dunn’s “Steers & Stripes” album is branded gold

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This Day in Country Music – June 3rd

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  • 2014, RCA releases the Miranda Lambert album “Platinum
  • 2011, Kenny Chesney’s “You And Tequila” video, featuring Grace Potter, debuts on CMT
  • 2000, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo for a backstage skirmish at Ralph Wilson Stadium on the George Strait tour in which Chesney takes a ride on a policeman’s horse, and McGraw gets in a fight with cops. They are acquitted in May
  • 1997, Curb releases Tim McGraw’s “Everywhere” album

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This Day in Country Music – June 2nd

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  • 2011, Shania Twain receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 2009, Kellie Pickler earns her first gold single with “Red High Heels”
  • 1998, Diamond Rio’s Jimmy Olander, a skydiving veteran who’s jumped more than 200 times, has his picture taken at 9,500 feet, with the Space Shuttle Discovery streaking skyward in the background over Cape Canaveral, before his latest jump
  • 1992, Martina McBride begins her first major concert tour, opening for Garth Brooks at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. Also on the bill is Chris LeDoux

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