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This Day in Country Music – August 31st

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2016, Maren Morris shoots an episode of “CMT Crossroads” with Alicia Keys at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee

2015, Capitol releases Jon Pardi’s “Head Over Boots” to radio

2010, Miranda Lambert receives five nominations for the 44th annual Country Music Association awards on the first of two days of nominee announcements. Three are for “White Liar,” two for “The House That Built Me”

2009, George Strait’s “Living For The Night” video has its TV debut on CMT

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This Day in Country Music – August 30th

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2014, Luke Bryan falls off the stage during a concert at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. He emerges uninjured

2007, Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the pack with five nominations apiece for the 41st annual Country Music Association awards

2004, Kris Kristofferson and former record executive Jim Foglesong are named the 2004 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame

2002, Patsy Cline finishes at the top of the list when CMT ranks the “40 Greatest Women Of Country Music.” Rounding out the Top 5: Tammy Wynette, #2; Loretta Lynn, #3; Dolly Parton, #4; and Emmylou Harris, #5

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This Day in Country Music – August 29th

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2011, Capitol releases Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End” to radio

2005, Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are announced by the Country Music Association as the latest inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame

2002, Alan Jackson collects a whopping 10 nominations for the 36th annual Country Music Association awards, breaking a 32-year-old record held by Merle Haggard

1996, Billy Ray Cyrus performs the national anthem and Emmylou Harris sings “Abraham, Martin And John” during the Democratic National Convention at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, as Bill Clinton is nominated for re-election

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This Day in Country Music – August 28th

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2011, Rapper Nicki Minaj is a surprise guest during Taylor Swift’s concert at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The two collaborate on Minaj’s “Super Bass”

1992, “Honeymoon In Vegas,” starring Nicolas Cage and parachuting Elvis impersonators, premieres. The film’s soundtrack features Presley remakes by Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant, among others

1982, George Strait notches his first #1 single with “Fool Hearted Memory”

1982, LeAnn Rimes is born in Jackson, Mississippi. After releasing her first hit, “Blue,” at age 13, she wins a Grammy for Best New Artist, becoming one of country’s most powerful vocalists. Other hits include “How Do I Live,” “Big Deal” and “I Need You”

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This Day in Country Music – August 27th

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2012, Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” video debuts on CMT

2010, Taylor Swift’s “Mine” video premieres on CMT, MTV and VH1

1990, Capitol releases Garth Brooks’ album “No Fences”

1977, Crystal Gayle begins a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”

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This Day in Country Music – August 26th

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2016, Big Machine releases Florida Georgia Line’s album “Dig Your Roots”

2013, Joe Nichols’ “Sunny And 75” video debuts on CMT

2011, Luke Bryan earns a platinum single with “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”

2007, Billy Currington travels to Hawaii to begin therapy for anger issues related to the abuse he suffered from a stepfather in childhood. The abuser was actually the subject of Currington’s first hit, “Walk A Little Straighter”

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This Day in Country Music – August 25th

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2014, Mercury releases Easton Corbin’s “Baby Be My Love Song” to radio

2007, Chuck Wicks sings “Stealing Cinderella” in his Grand Ole Opry debut

1998, Trisha Yearwood collects a gold album for “Where Your Road Leads”

1984, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band tops the Billboard country chart for the first time with “Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream)”

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This Day in Country Music – August 24th

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2014, Love And Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles marries Jenna Kennedy at Ruby Nashville. In attendance are Eric Gunderson and Chase Rice

2012, Mercury releases Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go ‘Round” to radio

2004, Curb releases Tim McGraw’s album “Live Like You Were Dying” and releases the title track as a digital single

2000, Faith Hill’s “Breathe” becomes her second gold single

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This Day in Country Music – August 23rd

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2011, Columbia releases Pistol Annies’ debut album, “Hell On Heels,” digitally

2003, Trace Adkins joins the Grand Ole Opry, officially inducted by Ronnie Milsap and Lorrie Morgan. On his big night, he sings “Chrome,” “Hot Mama” and “Then They Do”

1977, Elektra releases Linda Ronstadt’s album “Simple Dreams”

1969, Bass player Ira Dean is born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He joins Trick Pony, a band that nabs two hits from its 2001 debut album, winning an American Music Award before the trio breaks up in 2008. He also co-writes Montgomery Gentry’s 2009 single “One In Every Crowd”

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This Day in Country Music – August 22nd

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2009, Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” kicks off a two-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

2002, George Strait’s “She’ll Leave You With A Smile” video, featuring footage from his March 3 performance at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show, premieres on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live”

1979, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each secure four nominations as finalists for the Country Music Association awards are announced in Nashville

1957, Holly Dunn is born in San Antonio, Texas. The 1987 winner of the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award, the singer/songwriter emerges on MTM Records for a short run as a hitmaker, earning membership in the Grand Ole Opry in 1989

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