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This Day in Country Music- January 8th

- 2014, Taylor Swift wins Favorite Country Artist during the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards, telecast by CBS from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Tim McGraw is named Favorite Country Music Icon

– 2008, Eric Church marries publishing executive Katherine Blasingame at the Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

– 2001, Faith Hill takes three trophies in the American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Tim McGraw earns Favorite Country Male, The Dixie Chicks are named Favorite Country Band, and Billy Gilman wins Favorite New Country Artist

– 1993, Elvis Presley receives tribute with a 29-cent U.S. postage stamp, his ’50s-era likeness selected in a poll of citizens. Some consumers purposely mail letters to fake addresses so they can get their mail back, stamped with “Return To Sender”

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This Day in Country Music- January 7th

- 2013, The Zac Brown Band sings the national anthem before college football’s BCS Championship Game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The Alabama Crimson Tide dominates the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 42-14

– 2012, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott marries drummer Chris Tyrell in upstate New York. Music is provided at the ceremony by Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and Scott’s sister, Kylee Scott

– 2003, The Dixie Chicks and Alan Jackson each receive four nods when the Grammy nominations are announced

– 1978, Johnny Paycheck’s “Take This Job And Shove It” works its way to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music- January 6th

- 2009, Emblem Music Group releases Gloriana’s debut single, “Wild At Heart”

– 2007, Brad Paisley makes a move to #1 in the Billboard chart with “She’s Everything”

– 1998, Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes are each nominated for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female for their versions of “How Do I Live.” It’s the first time in Grammy history that two renditions of the same song compete against each other

– 1990, Sawyer Brown lead singer Mark Miller marries makeup artist Lisa Knight, the sister of former “Brady Bunch” star Christopher Knight, in Los Angeles

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This Day in Country Music- January 5th

- 2010, Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” goes gold

– 2009, James Otto undergoes shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff and bone spurs

– 1999, Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One” receives Grammy nominations for Record and Song of the Year, while “Come On Over” is up for Album of the Year. The Dixie Chicks are finalists for Best New Artist. It marks the first time country acts have made each of the top four Grammy categories in one year

– 1995, Mary Chapin Carpenter receives four Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year for “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.” “I Swear” is in the running for Song of the Year

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This Day in Country Music- January 4th

- 2006, LeAnn Rimes sings the national anthem at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, while Big & Rich perform six songs at a pre-game tailgate party. The Texas Longhorns defeat the USC Trojans, 41-38, in the waning seconds

– 2002, The soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and individual cuts pick up five nominations in the Grammy awards. The album “Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute” also collects five

– 2000, The Dixie Chicks’ “Fly” album is nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy, competing with Santana, Diana Krall, The Backstreet Boys and TLC. The Chicks pick up a total of four nominations

– 1989, Dwight Yoakam registers a gold album with “Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room”

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This Day in Country Music- January 3rd

- 2012, Broken Bow releases Dustin Lynch’s debut single, “Cowboys And Angels,” to radio

– 2001, Toby Keith sings the national anthem before the game and Lee Ann Womack performs “I Hope You Dance” during halftime at the Orange Bowl in Miami. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the Florida State Seminoles, 13-2

– 2000, The “LeAnn Rimes” album is certified platinum, becoming the first release to receive a sales award in the new millennium

– 1991, Billy Ray Cyrus signs his first recording contract with Mercury Records in Ashland, Kentucky. In conjunction with the event, the mayors of Ashland and Flatwoods, Kentucky, each proclaim Billy Ray Cyrus Day

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This Day in Country Music- January 2nd

- 2013, Republic Nashville releases Florida Georgia Line’s “Get Your Shine On” to radio, namechecking the rock band Shinedown in the process

– 2010, The Eli Young Band performs the national anthem before the Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Ole Miss Rebels slam the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the NCAA game, 21-7

– 2006, A shivering LeAnn Rimes performs “Something’s Gotta Give” at the rain-soaked Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California

– 1997, Faith Hill goes double-platinum for the second time, with the album “It Matters To Me”

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This Day in Country Music- January 1st

- 2013, Dierks Bentley plays “Am I The Only One” and “5-1-5-0″ during the halftime show in college football’s Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando. The Georgia Bulldogs beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 45-31

– 2011, Kellie Pickler marries songwriter Kyle Jacobs, a co-author of Garth Brooks’ “More Than A Memory,” in the Caribbean

– 2010, Departing with the windchill at 18 degrees, Jimmy Wayne begins a 1,700-mile walk from Nashville to Phoenix to call attention to teen homelessness

– 2007, Tim McGraw’s “Last Dollar (Fly Away)” video debuts on CMT, the first video to air on the channel in the new year

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This Day in Country Music- December 14th

- 2013, Brad Paisley receives the Harmony Award at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. After accepting the trophy, he plays “Southern Comfort Zone” with the orchestra

– 2006, Brooks & Dunn’s “Hillbilly Deluxe” video debuts on CMT

– 2002, Toby Keith makes his Grand Ole Opry debut

– 2001, Kid Rock performs with Hank Williams Jr. at a Grand Ole Opry House TV studio in Nashville for the genre-mixing “CMT Crossroads.” The set list includes “Midnight Rider,” “Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound” and “Family Tradition”

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This Day in Country Music- December 13th

- 2012, Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song are announced for “For You,” written by Keith Urban and Monty Powell; and “Safe & Sound,” by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams and T Bone Burnett. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere receive acting nominations for their roles on ABC’s “Nashville”

– 2006, Heidi Newfield gives her final performances as a member of Trick Pony as the band holds three concerts at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. Two of the shows are recorded for a live album

– 2005, The Johnny Cash biopic “Walk The Line” earns multiple nominations in the Golden Globe awards. Dolly Parton gets a Best Song nod for “Travelin’ Thru,” from “Transamerica,” and Bernie Taupin scores for a “Brokeback Mountain” song performed by Emmylou Harris

– 1989, Taylor Swift is born in Reading, Pennsylvania. The multi-platinum singer/songwriter wins the Grammy for Album of the Year with “Fearless” and earns the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year twice before turning 22

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