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This Day in Country Music- March 21st

- 2014, Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic are paired as a new installment of “CMT Crossroads” premieres. The set list includes “Apologize,” “Up On The Ridge,” “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” and “I Hold On,” among others

– 2004, Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox and his wife, Tara, have their second daughter, Brooklyn Leigh Vernon, in Nashville

– 1999, Garth Brooks gets his first hit of spring training, singling up the middle off of pitcher Mike Sirotka during a San Diego Padres loss to the Chicago White Sox, 11-8, at Peoria, Arizona

– 1998, Clint Black stops at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Nothin’ But The Taillights,” co-written with Steve Wariner

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This Day in Country Music- March 20th

- 2011, “Do not challenge the intelligence of my audience”: John Rich takes offense when Jose Canseco and Richard Hatch put down his theme song for Camping World on the NBC series “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The men’s team still wins the episode

– 2004, Tim McGraw moves to #1 in Billboard with “Watch The Wind Blow By”

– 2002, Alison Krauss + Union Station pick up a gold album for “New Favorite”

– 1998, Steve Wariner gives his first public performance of “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” during the Grand Ole Opry

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This Day in Country Music- March 19th

- 2013, Mercury releases the Kacey Musgraves album “Same Trailer Different Park”

– 2010, The Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett collaborate on “Margaritaville,” “Chicken Fried” and “Toes” as a new episode of “CMT Crossroads” premieres

– 2007, Billy Ray Cyrus is told by a judge on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” he looks “like a crazy bear lost in a swamp.” Also on the episode: dance pro Julianne Hough, former McCartney bride Heather Mills and ‘N Sync alumnus Joey Fatone

– 2004, The Library of Congress adds 50 titles to its National Recording Registry. The new additions include “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” and Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys’ “New San Antonio Rose,” plus music by Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Carole King

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This Day in Country Music- March 18th

- 2009, Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis duet on “I Told You So” and Brad Paisley sings “Then” from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles during FOX-TV’s “American Idol”

– 2003, The Dixie Chicks’ “Home” album is certified for shipments of 6 million copies

– 2000, Toby Keith begins a five-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “How Do You Like Me Now?!”

– 1996, Arista releases Brooks & Dunn’s “My Maria”

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This Day in Country Music- March 17th

- 2012, Miranda Lambert brings out a surprise guest–Kelly Clarkson, who sings her own hit, “Stronger”–during the On Fire Tour at the 1stBank Center in Denver

– 2007, Big & Rich and John Anderson are teamed as an installment of “CMT Cross Country” debuts. It includes collaborative versions of “Swingin’,” “8th Of November,” “Seminole Wind” and “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)”

– 2005, Keith Urban begins a three-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The encore includes a surprise appearance by Kenny Chesney, who joins him in a laughter-filled cover of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried”

– 1990, Randy Travis begins a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart”

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This Day in Country Music- March 16th

- 2012, Jason Aldean’s “Fly Over States” video premieres on CMT

– 2006, Carrie Underwood’s video for “Don’t Forget To Remember Me” debuts on CMT

– 2005, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Big & Rich snag four nominations apiece for the CMT Music Awards. Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson earn three

– 2002, Tim McGraw’s “The Cowboy In Me” rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music- March 15th

- 2006, Faith Hill tops all artists with four nominations for the CMT Music Awards. Eight acts collect three nominations apiece: Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney

– 2003, Brad Paisley marries “According To Jim” star Kimberly Williams in Malibu, California

– 1999, Diamond Rio records “One More Day”

– 1996, Bluegrass legend Bill Monroe makes what becomes his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry

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This Day in Country Music- March 14th

- 2014, Toby Keith launches his first Australian concert tour at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. His openings acts include The Eli Young Band and Kellie Pickler

– 2004, Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley perform for president George W. Bush when ABC tapes “An American Celebration At Ford’s Theatre.” The Kelsey Grammer-hosted show also features Patti LaBelle, Jessica Simpson and David Spade, among others

– 1998, Jo Dee Messina sings “Lesson In Leavin'” during her Grand Ole Opry debut, the same evening that Opry manager Bob Whittaker asks Diamond Rio to join the cast

– 1992, Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid V draws about 40,000 fans in Irving, Texas, with Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Walsh, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ricky Van Shelton, The Kentucky HeadHunters, Lorrie Morgan, Hal Ketchum and Paul Simon

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This Day in Country Music- March 13th

- 2013, Rascal Flatts makes its Australian concert debut at the Brisbane Convention Centre

– 2003, The state of Texas observes Lee Ann Womack Day

– 2001, Charley Pride receives a Hall of Fame medallion during the first official function at the new Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville. Robyn Young also accepts one for his late father, Faron Young

– 1999, Trisha Yearwood joins the Grand Ole Opry. The same night, singer/songwriter John Prine makes his Opry debut

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This Day in Country Music- March 12th

- 2013, The Band Perry begins appearing on boxes of Wheaties as part of the Outnumber Hunger charity program

– 2001, Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Corrina Grant Gill–the first child in her marriage to Vince Gill–at a Nashville hospital

– 1997, Trace Adkins picks up his first gold album with his debut, “Dreamin’ Out Loud”

– 1988, Randy Travis’ “Too Gone Too Long” goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

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