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This Day in Country Music – April 28th

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  • 2009, Jason Aldean earns a gold single for “She’s Country”
  • 2005, Eddie Montgomery loses his footing when he steps on a speaker cabinet during the third song in a Montgomery Gentry show in Asheville, North Carolina. After the band’s 90-minute set, he has X-rays and discovers he’s broken his left wrist
  • 2001, Brooks & Dunn begin a six-week romp at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You”
  • 2000, Rascal Flatts makes its Grand Ole Opry debut

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This Day in Country Music – April 27th

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  • 2011, Jason Aldean leads all finalists in the CMT Music Awards with four nominations
  • 2008, Emmylou Harris and Ernest “Pop” Stoneman are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony in Nashville
  • 2004, Interscope releases Loretta Lynn’s album “Van Lear Rose,” produced by White Stripes rocker Jack White
  • 2001, Monticello, Georgia, renames Highway 83 the Trisha Yearwood Parkway, honoring its most famous former resident

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This Day in Country Music – April 26th

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  • 2015, Eric Paslay marries Natalie Harker in Charlotte, Tennessee
  • 2014, Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again” spends the first of nine weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 2008, Kenny Chesney’s right foot is caught between a mechanical lift and the stage at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina, creating a severe hematoma. He still finishes the concert, which also features Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Gary Allan and Uncle Kracker
  • 2005, Carrie Underwood covers Martina McBride for the second time during season four of “American Idol,” performing “When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues”

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This Day in Country Music – April 25th

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  • 2012, Brad Paisley appears on an episode of the animated Comedy Central series “South Park,” singing the national anthem at a fictitious Denver Nuggets basketball game and performing “I Swear” with Cartman
  • 2009, Diamond Rio’s Jimmy Olander runs 13.1 miles in the Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon in two hours, 10 minutes. Marty Roe completes it in 2:20 and The Dancehall Doctors’ Jeff McMahon does it in 3:36
  • 1986, The Judds receive their first platinum album, for “Why Not Me”
  • 1985, “Big River” opens on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theater. Featuring music written by Roger Miller, the play goes on to win seven Tony awards, including Best Score

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This Day in Country Music – April 24th

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  • 2012, Curb releases Lee Brice’s “Hard To Love” to radio
  • 2010, Lady Antebellum starts a two-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “American Honey”
  • 2001, Curb releases Tim McGraw’s album “Set This Circus Down”
  • 1993, Willie Nelson holds Farm Aid VI in Ames, Iowa, with Sawyer Brown, Martina McBride, The Kentucky HeadHunters, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, Waylon Jennings, Ringo Starr, Bryan Adams, Paul Simon, Travis Tritt, Ricky Van Shelton and others. Nelson closes with “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “I Saw The Light”
  • 1991, Garth Brooks wins a record six times during the 26th annual Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC. His haul includes Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist; Album, for “No Fences”; Single Record, for “Friends In Low Places”; and Song and Video, for “The Dance”

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This Day in Country Music – April 23rd

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  • 2012, Carrie Underwood is the leading contender in the CMT Music Awards as she picks up five nominations, including two for “Good Girl” and two for the Brad Paisley collaboration “Remind Me”
  • 2006, Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney marries Tiffany Fallon at the One & Only Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • 1996, Bryan White meets “Second Noah” actress Erika Page for the first time during the Sizzlin’ Country concert for cystic fibrosis in Los Angeles. They begin dating a year later and marry in 2000
  • 1992, A 13-mile stretch of Mississippi Highway 23 is renamed for Tammy Wynette

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This Day in Country Music – April 22nd

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  • 2014, Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and songwriter Hank Cochran are announced as the 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees by the Country Music Association during a press conference in the Hall of Fame’s Rotunda
  • 1998, “It’s Your Love” propels Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to four wins in CBS’ telecast of the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre: Single Record, Song, Video and Vocal Event of the Year
  • 1989, Clint Black makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
  • 1967, Heath Wright is born in Vian, Oklahoma. He becomes the lead singer for Ricochet, playing a major role in the 1990s hits “Daddy’s Money,” “What Do I Know” and “He Left A Lot To Be Desired”
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This Day in Country Music – April 21st

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  • 2013, Lee Brice marries Sara Reeveley at the Integrity Hills Chapel in Branson, Missouri. His own song, “I Don’t Dance,” is the couple’s first dance. In attendance are Jerrod Niemann and songwriters Kyle Jacobs and Joe Leathers
  • 2009, Capitol releases the Luke Bryan single “Do I” to radio. Co-written with Lady Antebellum members Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, it features Lady A’s Hillary Scott on backing vocals
  • 2004, Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith each win two trophies at the third annual CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center
  • 1987, Reprise releases Dwight Yoakam’s album “Hillbilly Deluxe”

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This Day in Country Music – April 20th

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  • 2012, Eric Church’s “Springsteen” goes gold
  • 2008, Hank Williams, Steve Wariner and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, along with jazz musician Kirk Whalum, Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and “Ring Of Fire” songwriter Merle Kilgore
  • 1987, The appropriately named Eddie “Rabbitt” performs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the White House lawn in Washington, D.C.
  • 1977, The Glen Campbell hit “Southern Nights” goes gold

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This Day in Country Music – April 19th

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  • 2010, The Zac Brown Band album “The Foundation” goes double-platinum
  • 2005, Carrie Underwood, one of the seven remaining contestants on FOX-TV’s “American Idol,” turns in a version of “MacArthur Park” on the live telecast
  • 1995, The Eagles play Nashville’s Starwood Amphitheatre. The celebrity-dotted audience includes Clay Walker, Tim McGraw, Doug Supernaw, Brooks & Dunn, Steve Winwood, Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan and Diamond Rio’s Brian Prout
  • 1969, Glen Campbell goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jimmy Webb song “Galveston”

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