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This Day in Country Music – October 13th

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2016, Florida Georgia Line welcomes several surprise guests during a concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Jake Owen joins on “Sun Daze,” The Backstreet Boys show up for “God, Your Mama, And Me” and Nelly teams on “Cruise”

2015, Sam Hunt leads the country field with three nominations in the American Music Awards. Taylor Swift tops the entire list with six nominations as a pop artist

2005, Keith Urban’s “Better Life” video debuts on CMT

1980, George Jones wins two times during the 14th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. He earns Male Vocalist and Single of the Year for “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” which also wins Song of the Year

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This Day in Country Music – October 12th

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2013, Ribbon-cutting is held for the $4-million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville

2012, Thomas Rhett marries Lauren Gregory

2010, Republic Nashville releases The Band Perry’s self-titled debut album

1993, Giant Records releases “Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles,” with some of the royalties to benefit the Walden Woods Project. Among the artists contributing: Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Trisha Yearwood

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This Day in Country Music – October 11th

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2011, Show Dog-Universal releases Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” to radio

2005, MCA releases Gary Allan’s album “Tough All Over”

2002, The Dixie Chicks’ album “Home” goes triple-platinum

1981, The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Bobby Braddock and the late Ray Whitley. Braddock is noted for George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and Tammy Wynette’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E.” Whitley wrote Gene Autry’s theme song, “Back In The Saddle Again”

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This Day in Country Music – October 10th

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2013, Taylor Swift receives five nominations, leading all country artists as the ballot for the American Music Awards is announced. Florida Georgia Line collects four nominations

2012, The Eli Young Band single “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” plays as ABC debuts the country-music soap opera “Nashville.” Also heard in the episode: John Conlee’s “Rose Colored Glasses,” Greg Bates’ “Did It For The Girl” and Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man”

2001, Lonestar’s “With Me” video debuts on CMT’s “Most Wanted Live.” The piece represents the directorial debut of drummer Keech Rainwater

2000, RCA releases Sara Evans’ album “Born To Fly”

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This Day in Country Music – October 9th

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2016, “Humble And Kind,” penned by Lori McKenna, wins Song of the Year during the NSAI Songwriter Achievement Awards at the Music City Center. Cole Swindell takes Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and “Nothin’ Like You” author Ashley Gorley earns Songwriter of the Year

2009, Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” video premieres on CMT

1993, Scotty McCreery is born in Garner, North Carolina. He wins “American Idol” in 2011, leading to the release of his first album, “Clear As Day,” within months. He earns his first Top 10 country single with 2013’s “See You Tonight”

1992, Arista releases Alan Jackson’s album “A Lot About Livin’ (And A Little ‘Bout Love)”

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This Day in Country Music – October 8th

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2012, Eric Church launches a two-night stand at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga. The shows are recorded for the 2013 concert album “Caught In The Act: Live”

2011, Rascal Flatts joins the Grand Ole Opry, performing three songs in the process: “Why Wait,” “I Won’t Let Go” and “Life Is A Highway.” Former Brooks & Dunn member Ronnie Dunn also makes his solo Opry debut

2008, Jason Aldean kicks off his first headlining tour at the Ramsey Center in Cullhowee, North Carolina. Also on the CMT-sponsored bill: Lady Antebellum and Eric Durrance

2003, Dolly Parton and Melissa Etheridge tape an episode of “CMT Crossroads,” hosted by Radney Foster, at the Sony Television Studios in Los Angeles. The women join voices on “9 To 5,” “I Will Always Love You” and Johnny Cash’s “I Walk The Line”

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This Day in Country Music – October 7th

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2014, Broken Bow releases Jason Aldean’s album “Old Boots, New Dirt”

2013, Florida Georgia Line’s “Stay” video debuts on CMT

2012, Mary Chapin Carpenter is inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Tony Arata (“The Dance”), Kim Williams (“Three Wooden Crosses”) and Larry Henley (“The Wind Beneath My Wings”) at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel

2008, Josh Turner and John Rich attend as presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama debate on national TV from Nashville’s Belmont University

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This Day in Country Music – October 6th

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2012, Jason Aldean spends the first of two weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Take A Little Ride”

2011, Hank Williams Jr.’s “Are you ready for some football” theme is permanently removed from “Monday Night Football” telecasts days after the singer linked the president and Adolf Hitler. ESPN says it’s a network decision; Bocephus insists it was his choice

2005, Trace Adkins’ “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” video debuts on CMT

2004, “Friday Night Lights,” featuring Tim McGraw’s movie debut, has its Los Angeles premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. McGraw attends along with Faith Hill, Billy Bob Thornton, Serena Williams and David Duchovny

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This Day in Country Music – October 5th

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2016, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville

2015, Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” video premieres on CMT

2012, Florida Georgia Line earns a gold single for “Cruise”

2010, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride play “Tulsa Time” during a Country Music Hall of Fame benefit at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Also appearing: Charley Pride, Billy Currington, Miranda Lambert and Alison Krauss

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This Day in Country Music – October 4th

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2011, Mercury releases Scotty McCreery’s debut studio album, “Clear As Day”

2008, Dierks and Cassidy Bentley have a daughter, Evalyn Day Bentley, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville

2002, Shania Twain’s “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!” video debuts on CMT’s countdown show “Most Wanted Live”

2001, The Country Music Hall of Fame inducts 12 new members: The Everly Brothers, Sam Phillips, Bill Anderson, The Louvins, The Jordanaires, The Delmore Brothers, Webb Pierce, Don Law, Ken Nelson, Don Gibson, Waylon Jennings and Homer & Jethro

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