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This Day in Country Music – June 2nd

  • 2011 Shania Twain receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 2009 Kellie Pickler earns her first gold single with “Red High Heels”
  • 1999 Shania Twain’s “Come On Over” album is certified for shipments of 11 million copies, temporarily tying it with her own “The Woman In Me” as the best-selling country album by a female artist
  • 1992 Martina McBride begins her first major concert tour, opening for Garth Brooks at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. Also on the bill is Chris LeDoux

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This Day in Country Music – June 1st

  • 2012 The Band Perry’s video for “Postcard From Paris” debuts on CMT
  • 2006 Josh Turner claims the first two gold singles of his career, awarded for “Long Black Train” and “Your Man”
  • 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
  • 1991 Diamond Rio collects its first #1 single on the Billboard country chart with its debut, “Meet In The Middle”

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This Day in Country Music – May 31st

  • 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

  • 2013 The Johnny Cash Museum holds its grand opening in downtown Nashville. The exhibit includes clothing the Man in Black wore in a White House concert, equipment used to record “I Walk The Line” and metal cups he received when he recorded “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison”
  • 2009 Steve Martin makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, playing “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” in Nashville with Vince Gill, Randy Scruggs, John McEuen and Stuart Duncan among his backing musicians
  • 1992 Billy Ray Cyrus and “Achy Breaky Heart” begin a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country chart
  • 1991 “Anne Murray’s Greatest Hits” is awarded a quadruple-platinum album, making her the first country female to reach that milestone

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This Day in Country Music – May 29th

  • 2013 Blake Shelton raises $6 million with the charitable “Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Aired on NBC and CMT, among others, it features Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts and OneRepublic singer Ryan Tedder
  • 2004 George Strait, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett co-headline a date at Texas Stadium in Irving. The three join voices on “Hey, Good Lookin'” and “Margaritaville” as the show becomes an album, “Live At Texas Stadium”
  • 2001 Arista releases Brad Paisley’s “Part II” album
  • 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

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This Day in Country Music – May 28th

  • 2012 Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” video has its TV debut on CMT
  • 1997 CMT premieres the videos to both the Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes versions of “How Do I Live” on “CMT Delivery Room”
  • 1994 Tim McGraw collects his first #1 single in Billboard with “Don’t Take The Girl”
  • 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

  • 2014 MCA releases the Sam Hunt single “Leave The Night On” to radio
  • 2012 Martina McBride sings the national anthem before the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Dario Franchitti wins for the third time in his career
  • 2006 Jason Aldean tops the Billboard chart for the first time with “Why”
  • 1994 The Eagles begin their first concert tour in 14 years at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California. Threaded in the set list: “Take It Easy,” “Hotel California,” “Tequila Sunrise” and “Lyin’ Eyes”

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This Day in Country Music – May 26th

  • 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 notches a #1 single in Billboard with her signature song, “Satin Sheets”

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This Day in Country Music – May 25th

  • 2014 Brad Paisley makes a surprise Memorial Day weekend appearance at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, performing for 3,000 U.S. troops before president Barack Obama delivers a speech. Paisley’s set includes “Southern Comfort Zone,” “This Is Country Music,” “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” and “Alcohol”
  • 2005 Carrie Underwood wins FOX-TV’s “American Idol.” She sings the Martina McBride hit “Independence Day” and performs “Bless The Broken Road” with Rascal Flatts at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood
  • 2002 Alan Jackson starts a four-week ride at #1 in Billboard with “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”
  • 1976 Singer/guitarist Cody Canada is born in Pampa, Texas. He becomes the frontman for one of Dierks Bentley’s favorite alt-country bands, Cross Canadian Ragweed. He goes on to form the red-dirt band The Departed

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This Day in Country Music – May 24th

  • 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
  • 1991 The movie “Thelma & Louise” is released, with Pam Tillis a partial inspiration for the character of Thelma Dickinson. The movie includes music by Tillis, Kelly Willis and Glenn Frey, plus Tammy Wynette’s “I Don’t Wanna Play House”
  • 1975 “I’m Not Lisa” brings Jessi Colter her only #1 country single in Billboard

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