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This Day in Country Music – June 1st

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  • 2012, The Band Perry’s video for “Postcard From Paris” debuts on CMT
  • 1999, Arista releases Brad Paisley’s debut album, “Who Needs Pictures”
  • 1994, Restless Heart performs at the opening of The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville after a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Marty Stuart and Tanya Tucker. Among the acts that become the house band at the venue: Lonestar, Ricochet and Sons of the Desert
  • 1975, Columbia releases Willie Nelson’s album “Red Headed Stranger”

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This Day in Country Music – May 31st

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  • 2012, Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock make their public debut as a couple, attending a party for Blackstock’s management client, Blake Shelton, in Nashville
  • 2006, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook are married in Nashville. Bandmates Kimberly Roads and Phillip Sweet are among the witnesses
  • 1995, Shania Twain earns her first gold album, for “The Woman In Me”
  • 1988, RCA releases Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes” album

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This Day in Country Music – May 30th

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  • 2012, An edition of “CMT Crossroads” featuring Joe Walsh & Friends is shot at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. The friends include Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons
  • 1995, MCA releases “One,” the first George Jones & Tammy Wynette single in 15 years
  • 1991, “Anne Murray’s Greatest Hits” is awarded a quadruple-platinum album, making her the first country female to reach that milestone
  • 1966, Dolly Parton marries Carl Dean in Ringgold, Georgia

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This Day in Country Music – May 29th

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  • 2010, Taylor Swift headlines a stadium for the first time, at the Bayou Country Superfest at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. Also appearing are Keith Urban, David Nail, Kellie Pickler and Gloriana
  • 2004, Gretchen Wilson’s debut single, “Redneck Woman,” takes command of the top spot in Billboard for the first of five weeks
  • 1998, The movie “Hope Floats” opens, with Harry Connick Jr. and Sandra Bullock in the leading roles. The soundtrack includes Garth Brooks’ “To Make You Feel My Love,” plus music by Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Lila McCann, Deana Carter, The Mavericks and Trisha Yearwood
  • 1991, Wynonna Judd begins recording her first solo album in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – May 28th

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  • 2012, Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” video has its TV debut on CMT
  • 1999, Brad Paisley makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
  • 1996, MCA releases Vince Gill’s album “High Lonesome Sound”
  • 1962, Singer/songwriter Phil Vassar is born in Lynchburg, Virginia. He builds a series of hits as an artist on top of a songwriting resume that includes “Right On The Money,” “I’m Alright,” “Bye Bye,” “Little Red Rodeo” and “My Next Thirty Years”

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This Day in Country Music – May 27th

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  • 2014, MCA releases the Sam Hunt single “Leave The Night On” to radio. The chorus references the pop band Train and its 2001 hit “Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)”
  • 2009, Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack duet on “Give It Away” during “George Strait: Artist Of The Decade” on CBS. The special includes Sugarland, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jack Ingram and John Rich
  • 1995, Ty Herndon hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “What Mattered Most”
  • 1981, Alabama earns the first gold album of its career, with “Feels So Right”

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This Day in Country Music – May 26th

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  • 2009, Dwight Yoakam performs on “The Tonight Show” becoming the final country artist to appear on the NBC program during Jay Leno’s first tenure as host
  • 2005, Faith Hill’s “Mississippi Girl” video debuts on CMT
  • 2002, Elton John and Ryan Adams appear on “CMT Crossroads.” Their collaborations include a version of Jim Reeves’ “He’ll Have To Go” and a performance of Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls Of Fire”
  • 1973, Jeanne Pruett earns a #1 single in Billboard with her signature song, “Satin Sheets”

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This Day in Country Music – May 25th

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  • 2011, Scotty McCreery wins FOX’s “American Idol,” singing “Live Like You Were Dying” on the episode with Tim McGraw. Runner-up Lauren Alaina duets with Carrie Underwood on “Before He Cheats”
  • 2005, Garth Brooks proposes to Trisha Yearwood on one knee in front of more than 7,000 fans at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California. She says yes. He proceeds to sing “Amarillo By Morning” and “Friends In Low Places”
  • 2002, Alan Jackson starts a four-week ride at #1 in Billboard with “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”
  • 1993, “This Time” nets a gold album for Dwight Yoakam

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This Day in Country Music – May 24th

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  • 2012, Jennifer Nettles sings “Stay” with contestant John Glosson as ABC-TV debuts the music competition “Duets.” Nettles is joined as a coach by Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke and John Legend
  • 2003, Randy Travis’ gospel-tinged “Three Wooden Crosses” gets posted at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1988, Billy Gilman is born in Westerly, Rhode Island. Making his TV debut at age 11 on the Academy of Country Music awards, he becomes an ACM nominee by age 12, as his crystal vocal tones propel his debut album, “One Voice,” to 1 million sales
  • 1975, “I’m Not Lisa” brings Jessi Colter her only #1 country single in Billboard

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This Day in Country Music – May 23rd

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  • 2015, Jason Aldean’s “Tonight Looks Good On You” video premieres on CMT
  • 2011, The Luke Bryan video for “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” premieres on CMT
  • 2006, Brad Paisley claims three trophies at the 41st annual Academy of Country Music awards, aired by CBS from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Dolly Parton duet, “When I Get Where I’m Going,” takes Vocal Event and Video of the Year; “Time Well Wasted” is Album
  • 1974, Singer/songwriter Jewel Kilcher is born in Payson, Utah. Known professionally as Jewel, she gets established as a pop star in 1996, segueing into the country charts with the 2008 single “Stronger Woman”

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