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This Day in Country Music- April 22nd

– 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

– 2007, Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd, The Crickets, John Hiatt, ex-BMI executive Frances Preston and Christian artist Michael W. Smith make up the second batch of people inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville

– 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

– 1995, John Michael Montgomery reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart with “I Can Love You Like That”

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This Day in Country Music- April 21st

– 2014, Dierks Bentley attends the Boston Marathon to cheer on his wife, Cassidy Bentley. She finishes the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 34 minutes

– 2012, Keith Urban becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry, performing “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me,” “Days Go By” and “Without You” during the night

– 2007, Carrie Underwood goes to #1 in Billboard with “Wasted”

– 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

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This Day in Country Music- April 20th

– 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

– 1993, Mercury releases Toby Keith’s self-titled debut album

– 1990, The Kentucky HeadHunters go gold with the “Pickin’ On Nashville” album

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This Day in Country Music- April 19th

– 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

– 1988, “Strait Country,” George Strait’s debut album, goes gold seven years after its release

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This Day in Country Music- April 18th

– 2014, “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me,” a documentary hinging on Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, debuts during the Nashville Film Festival

– 2010, Lady Antebellum wins in three categories–Top Vocal Group and Single Record and Song of the Year, for “Need You Now”–during the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

– 1998, Diamond Rio joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry, following an introduction by Little Jimmy Dickens. The first song the band performs as members: “Meet In The Middle”

– 1992, Aaron Tippin picks up his first #1 country single in Billboard: “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio”

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This Day in Country Music- April 16th

– 2013, Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins and Eric Church join hosts Keith Urban and Vince Gill in We’re All For The Hall, a benefit at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Also appearing are Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Brantley Gilbert and Tim McGraw

– 2009, Jamey Johnson earns a gold album for “That Lonesome Song”

– 2007, Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” video swipes three trophies at the CMT Music Awards, held at Belmont University’s Curb Events Center in Nashville. Among other victors are Jack Ingram, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Sugarland and Kenny Chesney

– 1999, Shania Twain becomes the first woman named Songwriter/Artist of the Year in the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards. Phil Vassar wins Songwriter, and Song of the Year is a tie: “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” and “Don’t Laugh At Me”

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This Day in Country Music- April 15th

– 2013, A judge tells Kellie Pickler she’s a “million-dollar dancer” as she and dance partner Derek Hough place second during the night’s edition of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” earning 27 of a possible 30 points

– 2004, Big & Rich stage a parade in Nashville as they shoot the video for “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy).” Also taking part are Gretchen Wilson, Gary Chapman and the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders

– 1999, Vince Gill’s Volvo is rear-ended on West End Avenue in Nashville, causing a three-car collision. While handling the paperwork, the driver who hit Gill’s car gives him a tape, hoping Gill will record one of his songs

– 1996, Clay Walker is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis by a Houston doctor, after seeking an examination for numbness in his fingers. He is told–incorrectly, it turns out–that he will be in a wheelchair within four years, dead within eight

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This Day in Country Music- April 14th

– 2012, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood marries Kelli Cashiola at Front Porch Farms in Ashland City, Tennessee. Lady A bandmates Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott attend. Singer/songwriter Dave Barnes performs

– 2008, The CMT talent competition “Can You Duet” debuts, launching first-season contestants Joey+Rory. Among the panelists are Naomi Judd and “Amazed” songwriter Aimee Mayo

– 1998, Shania Twain joins Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan and Carole King at New York’s Beacon Theatre for a taping of “VH1 Divas Live,” with all six singers combining talents on “Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”

– 1986, Alabama wins Entertainer of the Year for a record fifth straight time at the 21st annual Academy of Country Music awards, aired by NBC from Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. The band also collects its sixth straight Top Vocal Group trophy

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This Day in Country Music- April 13th

– 2013, Jason Aldean plays the first of a handful of stadium dates on his 2013 itinerary, at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, with Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett. Ludacris makes a surprise appearance, joining Aldean on “Dirt Road Anthem”

– 2005, Willie Nelson’s attorney sends a Texas senator a letter declining to have a toll road named for the singer. Nelson later tells The Austin American-Statesman, “I’d put my name on an electric chair, too, but I don’t think that’d be too great a thing”

– 2003, Prisoner of war Patrick Miller is rescued in Iraq after several weeks in captivity, during which he annoyed the enemy by loudly singing Toby Keith’s “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)”

– 1965, Roger Miller wins five trophies in the seventh annual Grammy Awards: Best New Country & Western Artist; Country & Western Album, for “Dang Me/Chug-A-Lug”; and Country & Western Single, Song and Male Vocal, for “Dang Me”

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This Day in Country Music- April 12th

– 2010, Hank Williams is honored with a special citation for “craftsmanship as a songwriter” as the Pulitzer Prize winners are announced

– 1997, Travis Tritt marries model Theresa Nelson at his home in Paulding County, Georgia, with Marty Stuart serving as best man. Tritt sings “More Than You’ll Ever Know” to the bride. Also attending: Lari White, Tanya Tucker, Connie Smith and Lynyrd Skynyrd

– 1989, Capitol releases Garth Brooks’ self-titled debut album

– 1982, Easton Corbin is born in Trenton, Florida. A 2011 Academy of Country Music nominee for Top New Solo Vocalist, he nets such traditionally influenced hits as “A Little More Country Than That,” “All Over The Road,” “Roll With It” and “Lovin’ You Is Fun”

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