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This Day in Country Music- March 12th

- 2013, The Band Perry begins appearing on boxes of Wheaties as part of the Outnumber Hunger charity program

– 2001, Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Corrina Grant Gill–the first child in her marriage to Vince Gill–at a Nashville hospital

– 1997, Trace Adkins picks up his first gold album with his debut, “Dreamin’ Out Loud”

– 1988, Randy Travis’ “Too Gone Too Long” goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music- March 11th

- 2013, Big Machine releases “Highway Don’t Care,” by Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift, to radio. Keith Urban plays guitar on the single

– 2006, Josh Turner’s “Your Man” hits #1 in Billboard

– 2005, The movie “Black Cloud,” written and directed by Rick Schroder, opens in seven cities. The picture features Tim McGraw in the role of a sheriff

– 2002, Pat Green is hospitalized in Brownsville, Texas, with facial fractures after he’s attacked on the beach in South Padre Island by two men

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This Day in Country Music- March 10th

- 2014, Warner Bros. releases Cole Swindell’s “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” to radio

– 2005, Jo Dee Messina’s “My Give A Damn’s Busted” video debuts on CMT

– 2003, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines tells a London concert audience, “We’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” The audience cheers, but many U.S. radio stations stop playing Chicks music as the nation prepares for war in Iraq

– 2000, Vince Gill marries Christian singer Amy Grant in Nashville, with about 75 people attending. Grant takes her vows barefoot

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This Day in Country Music- March 9th

- 2011, A fire erupts on Randy Houser’s bus in Charleston, South Carolina. The band escapes uninjured but loses all its gear, clothing and personal belongings

– 2007, Bucky Covington performs “A Different World” as he makes his Grand Ole Opry debut

– 2006, Worlds collide! The Rolling Stones tab Merle Haggard as their opening act when the band plays the Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas

– 2002, Jo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw tag-team the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with “Bring On The Rain”

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This Day in Country Music- March 8th

- 2011, RCA releases the Sara Evans album “Stronger”

– 2006, Brad Paisley secures six nods to top the list of Academy of Country Music awards nominees, announced at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland get five nominations each; Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood nab four

– 2003, Darryl Worley’s “Have You Forgotten?” video debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”

– 1999, Faith Hill earns six nominations for the Academy of Country Music’s “Hat” awards. Garth Brooks, Steve Wariner and Brooks & Dunn each appear four times on the ballot

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This Day in Country Music- March 7th

- 2011, Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s “Mean” to radio

– 2010, Songwriters Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett win the Oscar award for Best Original Song, recognizing “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart),” at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles

– 2001, The Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts cite 365 Songs of the Century, including more than 50 country titles. Among them: Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance,” featuring The Sons Of The Desert

– 1998, George Strait collects a #1 single in Billboard with “Round About Way”

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This Day in Country Music- March 6th

- 2012, Garth Brooks, Connie Smith and session piano player Hargus “Pig” Robbins are announced by the Country Music Association as the 2012 inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame

– 2006, Miranda Lambert nabs the first gold single of her career with “Kerosene”

– 2003, George Jones and R&B singer Smokey Robinson are among the recipients when George W. Bush presents the National Medal of Arts at the White House. The award is bestowed by the National Endowment for the Arts

– 1999, George Jones is seriously injured in a one-car accident while driving home in Nashville. The wreck occurs while Jones tries to play his next single, “Choices,” for his stepdaughter via cellphone. Authorities later find an opened vodka bottle in the car

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This Day in Country Music- March 5th

  • 2009, Taylor Swift makes her TV acting debut, stabbed in the heart with scissors on CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
  • 2007, George Strait racks up eight nominations to top the ballot in the Academy of Country Music Awards, unveiled at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. Brooks & Dunn collects seven, and Ronnie Dunn garners another on his own
  • 2004, Epic releases Gretchen Wilson’s debut single, “Redneck Woman,” to radio. Along the way, Wilson namechecks redneck inspirations Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, George Strait, Charlie Daniels, Tanya Tucker and Hank Williams Jr.
  • 1991, MCA releases Vince Gill’s “Pocket Full Of Gold” album

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This Day in Country Music- March 4th

  • 2010, Rascal Flatts has a guest role on the CBS-TV drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” The script has bass player Jay DeMarcus electrocuted in the opening scene as the band plays “Unstoppable”
  • 1994, “Reba McEntire’s Greatest Hits” becomes the singer’s fifth double-platinum album
  • 1978, Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson park themselves at #1 in Billboard, where they stay for four weeks, with “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”
  • 1967, Merle Haggard goes to #1 on the Billboard chart for the first time with “The Fugitive”

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This Day in Country Music- March 3rd

  • 2013, Trace Adkins raises more than $670,000 for the American Red Cross as the winning project manager during the season’s first episode of Donald Trump’s NBC competition, “The Celebrity Apprentice”
  • 2005, Dierks Bentley’s “Lot Of Leavin’ Left To Do” video debuts on CMT
  • 2002, George Strait plays the final Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show concert held at Houston’s Astrodome, with more than 68,000 in attendance. He dedicates “Love Without End, Amen” to George and Barbara Bush, who are part of the crowd
  • 1984, Exile gains its first #1 country hit with “Woke Up In Love”

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