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This Day in Country Music- February 28th

- 2012, The Band Perry realizes a quadruple-platinum single for “If I Die Young”

– 2007, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts secure three nominations apiece to lead the field as the finalists are announce for the CMT Music Awards

– 1998, Anita Cochran teams with Steve Wariner at #1 with her only chart-topping single, “What If I Said”

– 1996, Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High On That Mountain” wins two trophies–Best Country Song and Best Male Country Vocal Performance–during the 38th annual Grammy awards at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium

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This Day in Country Music- February 27th

- 2013, The Grand Ole Opry airs for the first time from the Country Radio Seminar, held at the Nashville Convention Center. Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Dustin Lynch, Darius Rucker, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and Scotty McCreery are part of the night’s lineup

– 2009, Jamey Johnson and Shooter Jennings tape an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Rocketown in Nashville. The set list naturally includes “In Color”

– 2006, Joe Nichols earns his first gold single, for “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”

– 2004, Reba McEntire’s “Somebody” video premieres on CMT

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This Day in Country Music- February 26th

- 2007, What have I told you about playing on the furniture? Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook breaks a little toe jumping on the couch at his home in Nashville

– 2006, Willie Nelson rides in the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans

– 2002, Sony releases the soundtrack to “We Were Soldiers,” with a collaboration between Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews, plus a duet of Jamie O’Neal and Michael McDonald. Also featured: Tammy Cochran, Montgomery Gentry, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Rascal Flatts

– 2001, Martina McBride earns her first triple-platinum album award, for “Evolution”

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This Day in Country Music- February 25th

- 2014, Capitol releases the Dierks Bentley album “Riser”

– 2005, Tim McGraw becomes the first country artist to receive a platinum single for digital downloads, when his pop collaboration with Nelly, “Over And Over,” is certified for 1 million downloads

– 1998, Alison Krauss + Union Station win three trophies–Best Country Vocal by a Duo or Group, for “Looking In The Eyes Of Love”; Country Instrumental, “Little Liza Jane”; and Best Bluegrass Album, “So Long So Wrong”–during the 40th annual Grammy Awards at New York’s Madison Square Garden

– 1989, Dwight Yoakam takes “I Sang Dixie” to #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music- February 24th

- 2014, Blake Shelton and fellow celebrity mentor Shakira duet on “Boys ‘Round Here” in the season premiere of NBC-TV’s “The Voice.” Contestant material during the episode includes “Something More,” “Steamroller Blues” and “Don’t Close Your Eyes”

– 2007, A new installment of “CMT Crossroads” debuts, pairing Ricky Skaggs with pop and jazz artist Bruce Hornsby. The set list includes “Mandolin Rain,” “Don’t Get Above Your Raising” and “Super Freak,” with a guest appearance by John Anderson

– 2001, Keith Urban picks up his first #1 single in Billboard with “But For The Grace Of God”

– 1993, Vince Gill wins two trophies–Best Country Vocal Performance, Male; and Best Country Song, shared with co-writer John Jarvis–for “I Still Believe In You” during the 35th annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles

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This Day in Country Music- February 23rd

- 2009, Gloriana’s first video, “Wild At Heart,” debuts on CMT

– 2004, Brad Paisley is the celebrity monarch for the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans

– 2000, The Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain each win twice during the 42nd annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The Chicks’ “Ready To Run” takes Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, while “Fly” earns Best Country Album

– 1990, Reba McEntire gives birth to a son, Shelby Stephen Blackstock, at West Side Hospital in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music- February 22nd

- 2012, Lady Antebellum welcomes two surprise guests during a show at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. The band performs “Do I” with Luke Bryan and “A Little Bit Stronger” with Sara Evans

– 2007, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson join voices in a “CMT Crossroads” taping in Nashville. Among their duets: “Because Of You” and “Why Haven’t I Heard From You”

– 2000, Arista releases Phil Vassar’s self-titled debut album

– 1999, Arista releases Brad Paisley’s debut single, “Who Needs Pictures”

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This Day in Country Music- February 21st

- 2012, Jason Aldean shoots the “Fly Over States” video at the Smyrna Airport in Tennessee

– 2004, “American Soldier” conquers the #1 position in Billboard for Toby Keith

– 1996, Garth Brooks’ “Fresh Horses” album is certified gold, platinum and triple-platinum

– 1985, Zach Swon is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He sings lead in the duo The Swon Brothers, who parlay their run on NBC’s “The Voice” into an Arista recording deal. They nab a hit with their debut single, “Later On,” in 2014

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This Day in Country Music- February 20th

- 2011, Brad Paisley sings “Water” and Dierks Bentley adds “Sideways” before the Daytona 500 at the Daytona Motor Speedway. National-anthem singer Martina McBride and Randy Montana are also on hand. Trevor Bayne wins the race

– 2009, Jason Aldean’s video “She’s Country” debuts on CMT

– 2005, LeAnn Rimes sings “Nothin’ ‘Bout Love Makes Sense” and Big & Rich perform “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” at halftime during the NBA all-star basketball game at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center. The East beats the West, 125-115

– 2003, The Dixie Chicks’ album “Wide Open Spaces” reaches 12 million in shipments

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This Day in Country Music- February 19th

- 2014, Tim McGraw becomes the first country artist to appear on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” after Jimmy Fallon took over as host. McGraw premieres “Shotgun Rider”

– 2006, Carrie Underwood performs at halftime of the NBA All-Star Game, a 122-120 victory for the Eastern Conference at the Toyota Center in Houston

– 2000, Garth Brooks signs a contract to join the New York Mets during spring training at Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets will contribute to his Touch ‘Em All Foundation for kids

– 1993, Reba McEntire’s album “It’s Your Call” is certified gold and platinum on the same day

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