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This Day in Country Music – March 7th

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  • 2011, Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s “Mean” to radio
  • 2008, Faith Hill’s “Breathe” tops the list when CMT premieres “40 Sexiest Music Videos”
  • 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 Sons Of The Desert
  • 1998, Sara Evans makes her Grand Ole Opry debut, singing “Your Cheatin’ Heart”

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This Day in Country Music – March 6th

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  • 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
  • 2010, In the closing notes of his final song, “Alcohol,” Brad Paisley falls off stage at the Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina. He’s treated for bruises at a local hospital
  • 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

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  • 2011, Blake Shelton reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart with “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”
  • 2009, Taylor Swift makes her TV acting debut, stabbed in the heart with scissors on CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
  • 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 album “Pocket Full Of Gold”

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This Day in Country Music – March 4th

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  • 2008, Arista releases Alan Jackson’s album “Good Time”
  • 2003, Toby Keith receives eight nods to lead the competition when the Academy of Country Music announces its nominees in Los Angeles at Tiffany’s. Alan Jackson picks up six nominations, while Kenny Chesney and Trick Pony take five apiece
  • 1994, “Reba McEntire’s Greatest Hits” becomes the singer’s fifth double-platinum album
  • 1980, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the story of Loretta Lynn’s life, premieres in Nashville, with Sissy Spacek in the lead role. Also receiving minor roles: Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl

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This Day in Country Music – March 3rd

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  • 2005, Dierks Bentley’s “Lot Of Leavin’ Left To Do” video debuts on CMT
  • 2002, Brooks & Dunn perform with ZZ Top at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House, with the show filmed for later airing on “CMT Crossroads.” The set list includes “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “La Grange,” “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” and “Hard Workin’ Man”
  • 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
  • 2001, Toby Keith warms up the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This”
  • 2000, Tracy Lawrence nets his second double-platinum album, for “Time Marches On”

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This Day in Country Music – March 2nd

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  • 2012, Dustin Lynch sings “Cowboys And Angels” and “She Cranks My Tractor” as he makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, introduced on the show by John Conlee
  • 2010, Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The set list includes “Living In Fast Forward,” “I Go Back” and “Rock N’ Me”
  • 2006, Former “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood returns to the FOX-TV show to perform “Jesus, Take The Wheel”
  • 2002, Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” video debuts on CMT

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This Day in Country Music – March 1st

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  • 2014, Cole Swindell reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart for the first time with his debut single, “Chillin’ It”
  • 2010, Carrie Underwood has a guest role on the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”
  • 2007, Jake Owen’s “Startin’ With Me” video debuts on CMT
  • 2005, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” Alan Jackson’s collaboration with Jimmy Buffett, is certified gold by the RIAA

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This Day in Country Music – February 28th

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  • 2015, Florida Georgia Line plays in Europe for the first time during the Country 2 Country Festival at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. The night’s lineup also features Luke Bryan, Brandy Clark and Lee Ann Womack
  • 2012, The Band Perry realizes a quadruple-platinum single for “If I Die Young”
  • 2007, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts secure three nominations apiece to lead the field as the finalists are announce for the CMT Music Awards
  • 1998, Garth Brooks serves as both host and musical guest, performing “Two Pina Coladas” on the NBC show “Saturday Night Live”

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This Day in Country Music – February 27th

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  • 2016, RaeLynn marries financial advisor Josh Davis in Franklin, Tennessee. The guest list includes Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
  • 2013, The Grand Ole Opry is broadcast for the first time from the Country Radio Seminar, held at the Nashville Convention Center. Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Dustin Lynch, Darius Rucker, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Greg Bates and Scotty McCreery are part of the night’s lineup
  • 2006, Joe Nichols earns his first gold single, for “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”
  • 2004, Reba McEntire’s “Somebody” video premieres on CMT

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This Day in Country Music – February 26th

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  • 2007, What have I told you about playing on the furniture? Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook breaks a little toe jumping on the couch at his home in Nashville
  • 2006, Willie Nelson rides in the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans
  • 2004, Pat Green nets his first gold album, for “Wave On Wave”
  • 2002, Sony releases the soundtrack to “We Were Soldiers,” with a collaboration between Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews, plus a duet of Jamie O’Neal and Michael McDonald. Also featured: Tammy Cochran, Montgomery Gentry, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Rascal Flatts

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