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This Day in Country Music – December 27th

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  • 2009, Clay and Jessica Walker have a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Walker
  • 1991, Shay Mooney is born in Natural Dam, Arkansas. He becomes one-half of Dan + Shay, who pick up numerous Vocal Duo of the Year nominations on the back of Top 10 hits, beginning in 2014, with “19 You + Me” and “Nothin’ Like You”
  • 1986, Hank Williams Jr.’s remake of “Mind Your Own Business” tops the Billboard country chart, with help from Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire and Reverend Ike
  • 1984, Ricky Van Shelton moves to Nashville when his girlfriend, Bettye, gets a new job

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This Day in Country Music – December 26th

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  • 2007, Capitol releases Trace Adkins’ “You’re Gonna Miss This” to radio
  • 2001, Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack shoot the music video to “Mendocino County Line” in Austin, Texas
  • 1988, MCA releases George Strait’s “Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye”
  • 1980, Jim McBride quits his job at the post office in Huntsville, Alabama, to become a Nashville songwriter. He amasses such credits as Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochee,” Tammy Cochran’s “Angels In Waiting” and Waylon Jennings’ “Rose In Paradise”

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This Day in Country Music – December 25th

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  • 2010, Dierks Bentley and his wife, Cassidy, welcome their second daughter, Jordan Bentley
  • 2004, “Some Beach” garners a #1 single in Billboard for Blake Shelton
  • 1996, Trace Adkins’ “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” video has its television debut on CMT
  • 1976, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band perform “Broken Lady” and “Statues Without Hearts” as they join the Grand Ole Opry

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This Day in Country Music – December 24th

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  • 2011, Wynonna Judd and Highway 101 drummer Cactus Moser get engaged
  • 2001, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill take their baby, Audrey, home from Nashville’s Baptist Hospital 18 days after she was born, eight weeks premature
  • 1986, Kix and Barbara Brooks have their first child, Molly Brooks
  • 1983, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band travel to #1 in Billboard with “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You)

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This Day in Country Music – December 23rd

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  • 2011, Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s collaboration with The Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound”
  • 2006, Sugarland collects a #1 country single in Billboard with “Want To”
  • 2003, Craig Morgan delivers an acoustic set in Kuwait, the first concert in a Middle East tour for American G.I.s during the holiday season
  • 1994, Wynonna Judd has her first baby–Elijah, sired by boyfriend Arch Kelley–at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital. As a result, Naomi Judd becomes a grandma

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This Day in Country Music – December 22nd

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  • 2013, Paris, Illinois, observes Brett Eldredge Day, presents him a key to the city, and unveils city-limit signs proclaiming the community the “Home of Nashville Recording Artist Brett Eldredge”
  • 2012, Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” rises to #1 on the Billboard country singles list, the first of a record-setting 24 total weeks at the top
  • 2010, “Country Strong” debuts in Los Angeles and Nashville. Tim McGraw portrays the manager of a singer played by Gwyneth Paltrow in the picture, which also has roles for Ed Bruce, Lari White and Jim Lauderdale
  • 2007, Taylor Swift collects her first #1 country single in Billboard with “Our Song.” It stays on top for six weeks

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This Day in Country Music – December 21st

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  • 2002, “Who’s Your Daddy?” lands Toby Keith at #1 on the Billboard country chart
  • 2001, Josh Turner makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, performing “Long Black Train”
  • 1979, Willie Nelson makes his film debut with the opening of “The Electric Horseman,” also starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. It includes Nelson’s hits “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” and “Midnight Rider”
  • 1959, The Marty Robbins western classic “El Paso” takes over the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – December 20th

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  • 2014, Little Jimmy Dickens performs “Out Behind The Barn” in what turns out to be his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry
  • 2005, Kristen Hall parts ways with Sugarland bandmates Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush
  • 2000, A new sign is erected in the Mountain State: “Glen Dale, West Virginia–Home Of Brad Paisley, Member Of The Grand Ole Opry”
  • 1997, With help from songwriter Steve Wariner, Garth Brooks slogs to #1 on the Billboard chart with “Longneck Bottle”

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This Day in Country Music – December 19th

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  • 2014, Republic Nashville releases A Thousand Horses’ debut single, “Smoke,” to radio
  • 2011, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood gets engaged to Warner Bros. marketing executive Kelli Cashiola at her home in Nashville
  • 2005, Gary Allan collects a gold album for “Tough All Over”
  • 1985, Johnny Paycheck shoots Larry Wise at the North High Lounge in Hillsboro, Ohio, after Wise asked if he’d ever eaten turtle meat

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This Day in Country Music – December 18th

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  • 2012, Blake Shelton’s team finishes one and two as Cassadee Pope wins the NBC competition “The Voice” and Terry McDermott is runner-up. Pope and McDermott sing “Catch My Breath” with guest Kelly Clarkson. Smokey Robinson also performs
  • 2004, Tim McGraw’s “Back When” goes to #1 in Billboard
  • 2000, Tim McGraw’s “Greatest Hits” is certified gold and platinum on the same day
  • 1998, Martina McBride joins Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins and vice president Al Gore on NBC-TV’s Brooke Shields-hosted special “Christmas In Washington”

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