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This Day in Country Music – November 7th

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  • 2013, Cassadee Pope earns a gold single for “Wasting All These Tears”
  • 2008, Taylor Swift’s edition of “CMT Crossroads,” in which she’s matched with classic-rock band Def Leppard, debuts. They team on “Picture To Burn,” “Photograph,” “Love Story” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
  • 2003, Emmylou Harris tapes an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York with Dave Matthews, weaving the Lefty Frizzell standard “The Long Black Veil” into the set. The program is hosted by Radney Foster
  • 2001, The T Bone Burnett-produced “O Brother, Where Are Thou?” wins Album of the Year and one of its tracks, The Soggy Bottom Boys’ “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow,” gets Single during the 35th Country Music Association awards from Nashville on CBS

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This Day in Country Music – November 6th

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  • 2015, RCA releases Old Dominion’s debut album, “Meat And Candy”
  • 2006, George Strait, Sonny James and session guitarist Harold Bradley are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as ABC airs the 40th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center
  • 1993, Reba McEntire and Linda Davis share the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with “Does He Love You”
  • 1948, Glenn Frey is born in Detroit, Michigan. As a member of The Eagles, he contributes to the country-rock movement. The Eagles score a lone country hit, “Lyin’ Eyes,” but are lionized with the album “Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles”

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This Day in Country Music – November 5th

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  • 2015, Nissan introduces a new commercial for its Sentra model, audibly supported by Willie Nelson singing “The Party’s Over”
  • 2006, Reba McEntire and Ronnie Milsap are among the first six inductees in Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame. Also added: Roy Orbison, songwriters Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, The Fisk Jubilee Singers and conductor Kenneth Schermerhorn
  • 2002, American Recordings releases Johnny Cash’s “American IV: The Man Comes Around.” It’s the last album of new material issued during the singer’s life
  • 1982, RCA releases Alabama’s “Christmas In Dixie”

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This Day in Country Music – November 4th

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  • 2015, Chris Stapleton wins three trophies–Male Vocalist of the Year; New Artist; and Album, for “Traveller”–during the 49th annual Country Music Association Awards, telecast by ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
  • 2013, Capitol releases Luke Bryan’s “Drink A Beer” to radio. Songwriter Chris Stapleton provides background vocals
  • 2003, DreamWorks releases Toby Keith’s album “Shock’n Y’all”
  • 1995, Bryan White sings “Someone Else’s Star” in his Grand Ole Opry debut. The same night, Vince Gill creates a stir when he appears with a stubbly buzzcut hairstyle

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This Day in Country Music – November 3rd

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  • 2009, Arista releases Carrie Underwood’s album “Play On”
  • 1991, Reba McEntire appears with Kenny Rogers in the NBC-TV movie “The Gambler Returns: Luck Of The Draw”
  • 1984, Willie Nelson’s remake of “City Of New Orleans” powers its way to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1964, Roger Miller records “King Of The Road” in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – November 2nd

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  • 2012, ABC launches the sitcom “Malibu Country,” with Reba McEntire portraying a country star attempting to reboot her life in California. McEntire also sings the theme song
  • 2006, Brad Paisley’s “She’s Everything” video makes its TV world premiere on CMT
  • 2003, Rodney Crowell (“Please Remember Me”), John Prine (“Love Is On A Roll”), Paul Overstreet (“On The Other Hand”) and Hal Blair (“Please Help Me, I’m Falling”) join the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in a Loews Vanderbilt Plaza ceremony
  • 1968, Conway Twitty collects the first of his #1 country singles with “Next In Line”

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This Day in Country Music – November 1st

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  • 2013, The Band Perry’s video for “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” has its world premiere on CMT
  • 2011, RCA releases the Miranda Lambert album “Four The Record”
  • 1998, Jason Aldean moves to Nashville from Georgia
  • 1963, Singer/songwriter Kenny Alphin is born at the Culpeper County Hospital in Culpeper, Virginia. As Big Kenny, he co-founds Big & Rich, a boundary-pushing duo that nets hits with “Lost In This Moment,” “Comin’ To Your City” and “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)”

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This Day in Country Music – October 31st

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  • 2015, Tim McGraw throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a World Series game at Citi Field in New York, where the Kansas City Royals defeat the hometown Mets, 5-3
  • 2011, MCA releases George Strait’s single “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” to radio
  • 2006, BNA releases Kellie Pickler’s debut album, “Small Town Girl”
  • 1998, Shania Twain’s “Honey, I’m Home” resides at #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – October 30th

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  • 2013, Eric Church is invited to the Boston Red Sox clubhouse at Fenway Park before Game 6 of the World Series. The team plays his song “The Outsiders” to get keyed up for the game, then beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-1, to claim the world championship
  • 2011, Trace Adkins sings the national anthem at Nashville’s LP Field, where the Tennessee Titans slam the Indianapolis Colts, 27-10, in an NFL game
  • 1985, RCA releases The Judds’ “Rockin’ With The Rhythm” album
  • 1976, Kassidy Osborn is born near Magna, Utah. Along with two sisters, she forms SHeDAISY, a harmony-based vocal group that signs with Disney’s Lyric Street Records and achieves one gold and one platinum album

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This Day in Country Music – October 29th

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  • 2014, Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze” video has its world premiere on CMT
  • 2009, Taylor Swift’s single “You Belong With Me” goes gold, platinum and double-platinum
  • 1996, Charlie Daniels holds Volunteer Jam XVI at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. The unplugged affair features Lorrie Morgan, David Ball, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tracy Byrd, Tray Lawrence, John Berry, Randy Scruggs and BlackHawk
  • 1983, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton spend the first of two weeks at #1 in Billboard with “Islands In The Stream”

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