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This Day in Country Music – July 2nd

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  • 2009, The Kellie Pickler single “Best Days Of Your Life,” co-written with Taylor Swift, is certified gold by the RIAA
  • 1999, Andy Griggs makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
  • 1983, Singer/songwriter Michelle Branch is born in Phoenix, Arizona. After first establishing herself as a Grammy-winning pop singer, she shifts to country in 2006 by joining with Jessica Harp to form the duo The Wreckers
  • 1969, Columbia releases Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue”

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This Day in Country Music – July 1st

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  • 2011, Rascal Flatts’ “Easy” video, featuring Natasha Bedingfield, debuts on CMT
  • 1995, “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” puts John Michael Montgomery at the top spot on the Billboard country chart
  • 1989, Kathy Mattea’s “Come From The Heart” reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart
  • 1956, Elvis Presley appears on the second airing of NBC’s “The Steve Allen Show,” wearing a tuxedo and singing “Hound Dog” to a basset hound

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This Day in Country Music – June 30th

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  • 2014, Dot releases Maddie & Tae’s debut single, “Girl In A Country Song,” to radio
  • 2004, The Rick Schroder-directed video for “Whiskey Lullaby,” Brad Paisley’s duet with Alison Krauss, debuts on CMT
  • 2001, Chet Atkins dies at home after a long bout with cancer. An influential guitarist and producer who helped create “The Nashville Sound,” he entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973 and earned a Lifetime Achievement award from the Grammys
  • 1993, Kenny Chesney signs his first recording contract, with Capricorn Records

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This Day in Country Music – June 29th

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  • 2014, Dolly Parton performs for 100,000 people during the multi-format Glastonbury Music Festival in Pilton, England. Her set includes a surprise appearance by guitarist Richie Sambora on Bon Jovi’s “Lay Your Hands On Me”
  • 2012, Arista releases Carrie Underwood’s single “Blown Away” to radio
  • 2008, The Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony at the museum’s Ford Theater
  • 2004, Blake Shelton begins shooting his “Some Beach” video in Tennessee, with NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler making an appearance

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This Day in Country Music – June 28th

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  • 2014, Randy Houser’s “Like A Cowboy” video debuts on CMT
  • 2010, “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton’s collaboration with Trace Adkins, earns a gold single
  • 2007, Brad Paisley’s “Online” video, featuring guest appearances by Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler, debuts on CMT
  • 2003, Joe Don Rooney has the first bare backside displayed on CMT, as Rascal Flatts’ “I Melt” video debuts on “Most Wanted Live”

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This Day in Country Music – June 27th

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  • 2015, Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd share the stage as a new edition of “CMT Crossroads” premieres. Performances include “Kick It In The Sticks,” “Bottoms Up,” “One Hell Of An Amen” and “Sweet Home Alabama”
  • 2011, Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” video debuts on CMT
  • 2001, Tracy Lawrence and his wife, Becca, welcome their first daughter, Skylar JoAnn Lawrence, in Nashville
  • 1962, Hank Snow records “I’ve Been Everywhere” at RCA Studio B in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – June 26th

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  • 2014, Zac Brown makes a surprise appearance during a Billy Joel concert at Boston’s Fenway Park, joining in on “You May Be Right”
  • 2012, Carrie Underwood makes her Australian concert debut with a show at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne
  • 1992, Columbia releases Mary Chapin Carpenter’s album “Come On, Come On”
  • 1984, George Strait records “The Cowboy Rides Away” in a late-night session at the Sound Stage in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – June 25th

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  • 2014, The video for “Somethin’ Bad,” the Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood, premieres on CMT, MTV and VH1
  • 2006, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are married at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Sydney, Australia. He sings “Making Memories Of Us” at the service, witnessed by songwriter Monty Powell, producer Dann Huff and Capitol Records chief Mike Dungan
  • 1997, On Chet Atkins Day in Nashville, more than 70 artists and musicians pay tribute to the guitarist at a Ryman Auditorium concert. Among the night’s performers are Steve Wariner, Ray Stevens, Ronnie McDowell, Mark Knopfler, Marty Stuart, Bobby Bare and Hank Williams III
  • 1996, Capitol releases Trace Adkins’ debut album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud”
  • 1986, Jenifer Strait, the 13-year-old daughter of George Strait, dies in an auto accident. She is a passenger in a car, driven by a teenage friend, that rolls over during a left turn in San Marcos, Texas

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This Day in Country Music – June 24th

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  • 2011, Luke Bryan and The Doobie Brothers are paired as a new edition of “CMT Crossroads” debuts. Among the songs in the telecast: “Rain Is A Good Thing,” “Black Water,” “Do I” and “China Grove”
  • 2008, Tim McGraw pulls a fan on stage while performing “Indian Outlaw” at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington, kicking him out of the concert for allegedly attacking a female fan. Camera-phone footage is spread across the Internet
  • 2000, The Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines marries actor Adrian Pasdar at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas following a Chicks concert. To celebrate, the couple hits the casinos and wins $740
  • 1989, Garth Brooks makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, performing “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” and “If Tomorrow Never Comes”

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This Day in Country Music – June 23rd

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  • 2015, Mercury releases the Kacey Musgraves album “Pageant Material”
  • 2010, Brad Paisley headlines a concert in the United Kingdom for the first time, playing Shepherds Bush Empire in London
  • 2007, Tracy Lawrence collects a #1 single in Billboard for the first time in 11 years with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”
  • 2001, Lonestar begins a six-week residence at #1 in Billboard with “I’m Already There”

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