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This Day in Country Music – June 19th

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2015, Rory Lee Feek, of the duo Joey+Rory, discloses that his wife, Joey Martin Feek, has been diagnosed with stage IV cancer

2008, Loretta Lynn joins the Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Also added: Desmond Child, John Sebastian, Alan Menken and Albert Hammond. Anne Murray receives the Hitmaker Award

2006, Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s debut single, “Tim McGraw”

2005, Big & Rich are made honorary marshals of Deadwood, South Dakota

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This Day in Country Music – June 18th

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2015, Toby Keith and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” author Bobby Braddock are inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Also joining are Cyndi Lauper, Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, Linda Perry and Willie Dixon

2013, Danielle Bradbery is crowned the winner of “The Voice” on NBC. A member of Blake Shelton’s team, she sings “I Want Crazy” with guest Hunter Hayes. Florida Georgia Line performs “Cruise” in a guest appearance with Nelly

2012, MCA releases Kip Moore’s “Beer Money” to radio

2011, Tim McGraw stops his show at the Gorge Amphitheatre near George, Washington, to boot a male audience member for mistreating a woman

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This Day in Country Music – June 17th

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2016, Capitol releases Jon Pardi’s album “California Sunrise”

2013, Thomas Rhett’s “It Goes Like This” video debuts on CMT

2006, Kenny Chesney kicks off a five-week run at #1 in Billboard with “Summertime”

2005, A “CMT Crossroads” edition pairs Ronnie Milsap and Los Lonely Boys. Hosted by Radney Foster, the episode’s set list includes “Stranger In My House,” “Heaven,” “It Was Almost Like A Song” and “Smoky Mountain Rain”

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This Day in Country Music – June 16th

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2015, Arista releases Cam’s “Burning House” to radio

2011, Garth Brooks is added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame during an event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York along with Leon Russell, “Southern Nights” author Allen Toussaint and “Slow Hand” composer John Bettis

2009, Brad Paisley wins three trophies during the CMT Music Awards at Nashville’s Sommet Center. Taylor Swift claims two

2002, Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow appear on “CMT Crossroads,” taped the previous month on the Sony Pictures lot in Los Angeles. In addition to their own material, they offer a duet on the Johnny Cash & June Carter classic “Jackson”

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This Day in Country Music – June 15th

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2013, Dwight Yoakam performs “Streets Of Bakersfield,” “Fast As You” and “Act Naturally,” adding a country thread to the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The day also features Jack Johnson, The Lumineers and Chris Stapleton

2012, The video for Blake Shelton’s “Over” debuts on CMT

2004, Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” video debuts on CMT.com

1991, Minnie Pearl performs in Joliet, Illinois, in what turns out to be her final show. She suffers a stroke two days later

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This Day in Country Music – June 14th

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2011, Alabama hosts Bama Rising, a benefit at Birmingham’s BJCC Arena that raises $2 million for tornado relief. Also on board: Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen and David Nail

2003, Josh Turner marries Jennifer Ford in northern Georgia

2003, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson team up at #1 in Billboard with “Beer For My Horses”

1997, Hank Williams Jr. welcomes a surprise guest, five-year-old Hunter Hayes, to play for 200,000 people at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Hayes lugs an accordion on stage to sing “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)”

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This Day in Country Music – June 13th

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2014, Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry are paired as the 50th episode of “CMT Crossroads” premieres. They collaborate on “Follow Your Arrow,” “Teenage Dream,” “Here You Come Again” and “Merry Go ‘Round”

2012, The Eli Young Band scores a gold single for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”

2005, “You’ll Think Of Me” brings Keith Urban the first platinum single of his career, while “Somebody Like You” is certified gold

2004, Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” is proclaimed the #1 country ballad of all-time in the premiere of “CMT 100 Greatest Love Songs”

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This Day in Country Music – June 12th

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2015, Little Big Town sings “Elvira” with The Oak Ridge Boys during the CMA Music Festival at LP Field in Nashville

2010, Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” starts a four-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

2004, Terri Clark becomes the first Canadian-born female to join the Grand Ole Opry

1976, Crystal Gayle notches her first #1 country single in Billboard with “I’ll Get Over You”

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This Day in Country Music – June 11th

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2016, Cassadee Pope makes a surprise appearance at Nissan Stadium in Nashville during the CMA Music Festival to sing “Think Of You” with Chris Young. The night also features Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Blake Shelton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Steven Tyler and Martina McBride

2014, Dustin Lynch’s “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep)” video premieres on CMT

2013, Carrie Underwood records NBC-TV’s “Sunday Night Football” theme, “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night”

2012, Jason Aldean is ticketed and fined $100 for swimming in prohibited waters on a visit to the beach in Destin, Florida

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This Day in Country Music – June 10th

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2015, Carrie Underwood wins three trophies during the CMT Music Awards at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. “Something In The Water” takes Video and Female Video of the Year. Her Miranda Lambert duet, “Somethin’ Bad,” earns Collaborative Video

2012, A barefoot Wynonna Judd marries Highway 101 drummer Cactus Moser at her home in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee

2009, Alan Jackson gives a free concert at Nashville’s Cadillac Ranch to celebrate two decades since signing his first recording deal. He plays 34 of his Top 10 hits, including “Wanted,” “Little Bitty,” “There Goes” and “Chattahoochee”

2005, “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood makes her Grand Ole Opry debut, singing the Roy Orbison classic “Crying”

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