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This Day in Country Music – December 17th

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  • 2012, Capitol releases Darius Rucker’s version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” featuring Lady Antebellum on backing vocals, to radio
  • 2005, A Joe Nichols title dresses up the top spot on the Billboard country chart: “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”
  • 1994, Joe Diffie parks “Pickup Man” at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart, where it stays for four weeks
  • 1993, The tribute album “Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles” goes gold, platinum and double-platinum. It features Travis Tritt, Little Texas, Clint Black, John Anderson, Alan Jackson, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gill, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Billy Dean, Tanya Tucker, Brooks & Dunn and Lorrie Morgan

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This Day in Country Music – December 16th

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  • 2013, Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley marries Brittney Marie Cole in Nashville
  • 2009, Lady Antebellum earns a platinum single for “Need You Now”
  • 2004, Josh Gracin’s “Nothin’ To Lose” video debuts on CMT
  • 2004, Keith Urban’s “You’re My Better Half” video makes its TV debut on CMT

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This Day in Country Music – December 15th

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  • 2014, RCA releases Miranda Lambert’s “Little Red Wagon” to radio
  • 2010, The Zac Brown Band gets a gold album for “You Get What You Give”
  • 2000, “Breathe” becomes Faith Hill’s best-selling album, as it’s certified quintuple-platinum
  • 1984, Anne Murray is joined by Dave Loggins at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do”

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This Day in Country Music – December 14th

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  • 2015, Warner Bros. releases Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” to radio
  • 2012, Kelly Clarkson gets engaged to her manager, Brandon Blackstock
  • 2005, Dierks Bentley marries his high school sweetheart, Cassidy Black, in Mexico
  • 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

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  • 2014, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill receive the Nashville Symphony’s Harmony Award at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • 2010, Josh and Jennifer Turner have their third son, Crawford Marion Turner, in Nashville
  • 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
  • 1974, George Jones leaves Tammy Wynette permanently

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This Day in Country Music – December 12th

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  • 2015, Miranda Lambert receives the Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • 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”
  • 1987, Reba McEntire’s name appears at #1 in Billboard with “The Last One To Know”

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This Day in Country Music – December 11th

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  • 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”
  • 1999, Brad Paisley realizes his first #1 single in Billboard with “He Didn’t Have To Be”
  • 1946, Hank Williams has his first recording session, for Sterling Records, at the WSM Studios in Nashville, backed by The Willis Brothers and bass player Chuck Wright. Among the songs recorded is “Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door)”

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This Day in Country Music – December 10th

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  • 2011, Lady Antebellum takes over the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with “We Owned The Night”
  • 2005, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood marry at their home in Owasso, Oklahoma
  • 1988, George Strait goes to #1 in Billboard with a remake of an old Faron Young hit, “If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’)”
  • 1973, Charlie Rich picks up his second gold single, for “The Most Beautiful Girl”

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This Day in Country Music – December 9th

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  • 2014, Arista releases Carrie Underwood’s two-disc compilation “Greatest Hits: Decade #1”
  • 2005, The gay cowboy movie “Brokeback Mountain” opens in theaters. It features music by Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle and Linda Ronstadt, plus Roger Miller’s “King Of The Road,” Tammy Wynette’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and Merle Haggard’s “I’m Always On A Mountain When I Fall”
  • 2003, Toby Keith’s album “Shock’n Y’all” goes gold, platinum and double-platinum
  • 1989, Garth Brooks nabs his first #1 country single: “If Tomorrow Never Comes”

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This Day in Country Music – December 8th

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  • 2012, Keith Urban receives the Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • 2005, Brad Paisley’s “When I Get Where I’m Going” video, featuring small on-screen parts for Dolly Parton and Scott Hamilton, premieres on CMT
  • 1990, George Strait kicks off a five-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “I’ve Come To Expect It From You”
  • 1989, Arista releases Alan Jackson’s first hit, “Here In The Real World”

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