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This Day in Country Music- January 5th

- 2010, Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” goes gold

– 2009, James Otto undergoes shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff and bone spurs

– 1999, Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One” receives Grammy nominations for Record and Song of the Year, while “Come On Over” is up for Album of the Year. The Dixie Chicks are finalists for Best New Artist. It marks the first time country acts have made each of the top four Grammy categories in one year

– 1995, Mary Chapin Carpenter receives four Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year for “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.” “I Swear” is in the running for Song of the Year

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This Day in Country Music- January 4th

- 2006, LeAnn Rimes sings the national anthem at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, while Big & Rich perform six songs at a pre-game tailgate party. The Texas Longhorns defeat the USC Trojans, 41-38, in the waning seconds

– 2002, The soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and individual cuts pick up five nominations in the Grammy awards. The album “Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute” also collects five

– 2000, The Dixie Chicks’ “Fly” album is nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy, competing with Santana, Diana Krall, The Backstreet Boys and TLC. The Chicks pick up a total of four nominations

– 1989, Dwight Yoakam registers a gold album with “Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room”

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This Day in Country Music- January 3rd

- 2012, Broken Bow releases Dustin Lynch’s debut single, “Cowboys And Angels,” to radio

– 2001, Toby Keith sings the national anthem before the game and Lee Ann Womack performs “I Hope You Dance” during halftime at the Orange Bowl in Miami. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the Florida State Seminoles, 13-2

– 2000, The “LeAnn Rimes” album is certified platinum, becoming the first release to receive a sales award in the new millennium

– 1991, Billy Ray Cyrus signs his first recording contract with Mercury Records in Ashland, Kentucky. In conjunction with the event, the mayors of Ashland and Flatwoods, Kentucky, each proclaim Billy Ray Cyrus Day

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This Day in Country Music- January 2nd

- 2013, Republic Nashville releases Florida Georgia Line’s “Get Your Shine On” to radio, namechecking the rock band Shinedown in the process

– 2010, The Eli Young Band performs the national anthem before the Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Ole Miss Rebels slam the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the NCAA game, 21-7

– 2006, A shivering LeAnn Rimes performs “Something’s Gotta Give” at the rain-soaked Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California

– 1997, Faith Hill goes double-platinum for the second time, with the album “It Matters To Me”

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This Day in Country Music- January 1st

- 2013, Dierks Bentley plays “Am I The Only One” and “5-1-5-0″ during the halftime show in college football’s Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando. The Georgia Bulldogs beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 45-31

– 2011, Kellie Pickler marries songwriter Kyle Jacobs, a co-author of Garth Brooks’ “More Than A Memory,” in the Caribbean

– 2010, Departing with the windchill at 18 degrees, Jimmy Wayne begins a 1,700-mile walk from Nashville to Phoenix to call attention to teen homelessness

– 2007, Tim McGraw’s “Last Dollar (Fly Away)” video debuts on CMT, the first video to air on the channel in the new year

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This Day in Country Music- December 14th

- 2013, Brad Paisley receives the Harmony Award at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. After accepting the trophy, he plays “Southern Comfort Zone” with the orchestra

– 2006, Brooks & Dunn’s “Hillbilly Deluxe” video debuts on CMT

– 2002, Toby Keith makes his Grand Ole Opry debut

– 2001, Kid Rock performs with Hank Williams Jr. at a Grand Ole Opry House TV studio in Nashville for the genre-mixing “CMT Crossroads.” The set list includes “Midnight Rider,” “Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound” and “Family Tradition”

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This Day in Country Music- December 13th

- 2012, Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song are announced for “For You,” written by Keith Urban and Monty Powell; and “Safe & Sound,” by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams and T Bone Burnett. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere receive acting nominations for their roles on ABC’s “Nashville”

– 2006, Heidi Newfield gives her final performances as a member of Trick Pony as the band holds three concerts at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. Two of the shows are recorded for a live album

– 2005, The Johnny Cash biopic “Walk The Line” earns multiple nominations in the Golden Globe awards. Dolly Parton gets a Best Song nod for “Travelin’ Thru,” from “Transamerica,” and Bernie Taupin scores for a “Brokeback Mountain” song performed by Emmylou Harris

– 1989, Taylor Swift is born in Reading, Pennsylvania. The multi-platinum singer/songwriter wins the Grammy for Album of the Year with “Fearless” and earns the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year twice before turning 22

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This Day in Country Music- December 12th

- 2011, Republic Nashville releases The Eli Young Band single “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” to radio

– 2003, “CMT Crossroads” airs, featuring Martina McBride and Pat Benatar. The show is hosted by Radney Foster, and features McBride and Benatar singing “We Belong,” “When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues” and “Independence Day”

– 1998, Faith Hill goes to #1 in Billboard with vocal aid from Vince Gill on “Let Me Let Go”

– 1988, Waylon Jennings undergoes triple bypass surgery at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital

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This Day in Country Music- December 11th

- 2011, Sugarland performs “Stuck Like Glue” during the Nobel Peace Prize concert at the Spektrum Arena in Oslo, Norway, sharing the bill with David Gray and Jill Scott

– 2005, Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood join CeCe Winans, Ciara and The Click Five to perform for president George W. Bush at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The concert becomes a TNT special, “Christmas In Washington”

– 2002, Diamond Rio shoots its “I Believe” video in Nashville, coinciding with lead singer Marty Roe’s 20th wedding anniversary

– 1963, Hank Williams Jr. has his first recording session, at age 14, in Nashville. The session features some of his father’s songs: “You Win Again,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Cold, Cold Heart” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

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This Day in Country Music- December 10th

- 2012, Luke Bryan claims nine trophies to top the winners list in the American Country Awards, aired by FOX from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay. Bryan’s haul includes four honors for “I Don’t Want This Night To End”

– 2010, “The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader” debuts in theaters with Carrie Underwood singing the end theme, “There’s A Place For Us”

– 2004, Keith Urban’s “You’re My Better Half” video receives its first public airing on CMT.com

– 2004, Lynyrd Skynyrd is paired with Montgomery Gentry in the debut of a new “CMT Crossroads” episode hosted by Radney Foster. The set list includes “Hillbilly Shoes,” “My Town,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird”

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