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This Day in Country Music- April 6th

– 2014, Miranda Lambert wins three trophies during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year; Single Record, for “Mama’s Broken Heart”; and Vocal Event, for the Keith Urban duet “We Were Us.” CBS airs the ceremony from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena

– 2009, George Strait is hailed as the Academy of Country Music’s Artist of the Decade during a taping for a CBS-TV special at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Strait closes the night with the rest of the cast backing him on “Troubadour”

– 1999, Columbia releases Montgomery Gentry’s debut album, “Tattoos & Scars”

– 1957, Ferlin Husky reaches the top of the Billboard country chart with “Gone”

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This Day in Country Music- April 5th

– 2009, Brad Paisley wins Top Male Vocalist among three trophies during the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. He also earns Video of the Year, for “Waitin’ On A Woman”; and Vocal Event, for the Keith Urban duet “Start A Band”

– 2003, Darryl Worley kicks off a seven-week reign at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Have You Forgotten?”

– 2000, Trace Adkins suffers a compound fracture, requiring 40 stitches, while working on his property in Middle Tennessee. A 400-pound boulder rolls over his left hand

– 1997, Trace Adkins earns his first #1 single in Billboard with “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”

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This Day in Country Music- April 4th

– 2014, Warner Bros. releases “My Eyes,” by Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Sebastian, to radio

– 2013, Carrie Underwood performs “See You Again” on FOX’s “American Idol.” Casey James is also a musical guest on the show, featuring Keith Urban as a judge

– 2004, Martina McBride’s “Independence Day” tops the list as CMT pesents “100 Greatest Music Videos”

– 1998, Trisha Yearwood makes her way to #1 in Billboard with “A Perfect Love”

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This Day in Country Music- April 3rd

– 2011, Miranda Lambert wins four trophies during the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She nabs Top Female Vocalist, while “The House That Built Me” leads to Single Record, Song and Video of the Year

– 2010, Love And Theft’s Eric Gunderson marries Emily Hagar at the Hazel Path Mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee

– 2009, Reba McEntire and Heidi Newfield are featured in a country edition of the daytime game show “The Price Is Right”

– 2004, Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker hoist “When The Sun Goes Down” to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music- April 2nd

– 2013, Republic Nashville releases The Band Perry’s album “Pioneer”

– 2006, Craig Morgan breaks his left wrist and suffers a concussion when he’s thrown over the handlebars in an accident during a cross country motorcycle race in Bucksnort, Tennessee. He still manages to finish the race and to perform that evening

– 2002, Elton John and Ryan Adams perform together at a studio in the back of the Grand Ole Opry House, a taping for “CMT Crossroads.” Among their collaborations are duets on Jim Reeves’ “He’ll Have To Go” and Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls Of Fire”

– 1994, Little Texas tops the Billboard country chart for the first time with “My Love”

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This Day in Country Music- April 1st

– 2014, Dierks Bentley performs at The Station Inn in Nashville, where he has two surprise guests: Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves, who covers Buck Owens’ “Act Naturally”

– 2008, MCA releases George Strait’s album “Troubadour”

– 2006, Eric Church makes his Grand Ole Opry debut. Church performs his debut single, “How ‘Bout You,” then segues into the Lead Belly song “Black Betty”

– 1993, Garth Brooks makes the cover of Rolling Stone, where he defends his stance on homosexuality and interracial marriage in “We Shall Be Free”: “I do believe that God exists. I do believe in the Bible. But I can’t see that loving somebody is a sin”

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This Day in Country Music- March 31st

– 2011, “American Idol” contestants Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina cover the Randy Travis/Carrie Underwood duet “I Told You So” on the FOX-TV show

– 2006, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack and The Judds sing “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” en masse at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., amid three weeks of country shows in the capitol. Also appearing at the concert: Ray Price

– 2003, The Cincinnati Reds open the Great American Ball Park with a 10-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. President George W. Bush throws out the first pitch, with music from Clay Walker and Lee Greenwood, who sings “God Bless The U.S.A.”

– 1998, “The Greatest Hits Collection” goes quadruple-platinum for Alan Jackson

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This Day in Country Music- March 30th

– 2013, Kacey Musgraves sings “Merry Go ‘Round” in her Grand Ole Opry debut

– 2004, Brad Paisley tapes an installment of the Radney Foster-hosted “CMT Crossroads” in New York, teaming with pop singer/songwriter/guitarist John Mayer. Included in the set list: “Daughters,” “Bigger Than My Body,” “Little Moments” and “Celebrity”

– 2002, Martina McBride and “Blessed” earn the #1 position in Billboard

– 1992, Time magazine puts Garth Brooks on the cover, calling him a “jumping-jack-flash performer who can bring 40-year-olds to tears with existential hymns about accepting life’s compromises” on the pages inside. Presumably a good thing

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This Day in Country Music- March 29th

– 2013, Taylor Swift picks up a platinum single for “Begin Again”

– 2004, Dierks Bentley undergoes knee surgery in Nashville, nine days after an on-stage accident left him with a torn ligament and bruised knee bone

– 2003, Joe Nichols picks up his first #1 single in Billboard with “Brokenheartsville”

– 1999, Thirteen years after its release, Steve Earle’s “Guitar Town” album is certified gold

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This Day in Country Music- March 28th

– 2013, Blake Shelton sings The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” dressed like a chicken with three cast members from NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Shelton also performs “Sure Be Cool If You Did”

– 2009, Love And Theft performs “Runaway” in its Grand Ole Opry debut

– 2003, CMT places Johnny Cash at #1 when it lists “The 40 Greatest Men Of Country Music.” Rounding out the Top Five: Hank Williams, #2; George Jones, #3; Willie Nelson, #4; and Waylon Jennings, #5

– 2001, The “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack goes platinum. Produced by T Bone Burnett, it features Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Alison Krauss, Harry McClintock, Gillian Welch, John Hartford and The Cox Family

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