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This Day in Country Music – October 23rd

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2015, Arista releases the Carrie Underwood album “Storyteller”

2007, Rounder releases “Raising Sand,” an album matching Alison Krauss with Led Zeppelin founder Robert Plant

2004, George Strait’s “I Hate Everything” takes a seat at #1 in Billboard

1996, Buck Owens opens his Crystal Palace, a club in Bakersfield, California

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This Day in Country Music – October 22nd

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2012, Big Machine releases the Taylor Swift album “Red”

2011, Ronnie Dunn sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Rangers Ballpark In Arlington as Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals swamp the Texas Rangers, 16-7, in a World Series game

2008, A wax figure of Carrie Underwood is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in New York

2005, Keith Urban’s “Better Life” begins a six-week run at the top of the Billboard chart

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This Day in Country Music – October 21st

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2015, Miranda Lambert makes a surprise appearance during Taylor Swift’s concert at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina. They team on “Little Red Wagon”

2014, Capitol releases the Little Big Town album “Pain Killer”

2012, Garth Brooks, Connie Smith and session keyboard player Hargus “Pig” Robbins join the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony in Nashville

1999, The Dixie Chicks’ album “Wide Open Spaces” reaches 8 million in shipments

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This Day in Country Music – October 20th

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2016, Capitol releases Little Big Town’s “Better Man,” written by Taylor Swift, to radio

2012, Brad Paisley headlines the historic Hollywood Bowl for the first time. The bill also includes The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery, who makes an appearance during Paisley’s set on “Celebrity”

2009, Curb releases Tim McGraw’s album “Southern Voice”

1992, “Pure Country” has its Nashville premiere, attended by Garth Brooks, Joe Diffie and Randy Travis, plus the movie’s star, George Strait

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This Day in Country Music – October 19th

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2011, Scotty McCreery performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” before game 1 of the World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals win the opener, 3-2, against the Texas Rangers, partially owned by Charley Pride

2006, Keith Urban checks into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, to cope with a recurrence of substance abuse. In a statement, he says, “One can never let one’s guard down on recovery, and I’m afraid I have”

1999, Capitol releases Keith Urban’s self-titled debut album as a solo artist

1985, Reba McEntire sings the national anthem prior to the first game of the World Series at Royal Stadium in Kansas City. The Cardinals beat the Royals, 3-1

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This Day in Country Music – October 18th

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2009, Toby Keith is named Songwriter/Artist of the Decade and “Live Like You Were Dying” author Craig Wiseman is honored as Songwriter of the Decade by the Nashville Songwriters Association International

2007, Alison Krauss teams with Robert Plant for a “CMT Crossroads” taping at The Mill in Lebanon, Tennessee, with band members T Bone Burnett and Buddy Miller. In the audience are Michelle Branch, John Waite, Ed King, Holly Williams, Jessica Simpson and Bill Lloyd

2005, Arista releases Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel”

1983, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton receive a gold single for “Islands In The Stream”

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This Day in Country Music – October 17th

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2015, Merle Haggard makes a surprise appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, where he performs “Big City,” “Silver Wings,” “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” and “Okie From Muskogee.” It’s his last time on the Opry stage

2014, Little Big Town is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. The band performs “Bring It On Home” and “Boondocks” and ropes Vince Gill into joining them on “Why Me”

2011, Capitol releases Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly” to radio

2006, Tim McGraw receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His honor is located at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Virgin Records store

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This Day in Country Music – October 16th

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2016, Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels and Monument Records founder Fred Foster are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

2012, Darius Rucker is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry

2005, Vince Gill, Jerry Reed, “Prisoner Of The Highway” songwriter Mike Reid, “What Mattered Most” composer Gary Burr and “Don’t Rock The Jukebox” creator Roger Murrah are added to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during an event at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel

1987, “Anne Murray’s Greatest Hits” is certified triple-platinum, the first album by a female country artist to reach 3 million in shipments

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This Day in Country Music – October 15th

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2012, Taylor Swift shoots an installment of “VH1 Storytellers” at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. Her set list includes “Begin Again,” “Love Story,” “Mean” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

2010, Miranda Lambert’s album “Revolution” is certified platinum

1991, Atlantic releases Tracy Lawrence’s debut single, “Sticks And Stones”

1969, Johnny Cash wins a record-setting five times during the third annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. He takes home Entertainer and Male Vocalist; Album, for “San Quentin”; Single, for “A Boy Named Sue”; and Vocal Group, with June Carter

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This Day in Country Music – October 14th

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2014, Republic Nashville releases Florida Georgia Line’s album “Anything Goes”

2011, The Zac Brown Band’s “Keep Me In Mind” video debuts on CMT

2003, MCA releases Josh Turner’s debut album, “Long Black Train”

1989, Clint Black reaps a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “Killin’ Time”

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