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This Day in Country Music – August 1st

  • 2014 Brantley Gilbert’s “Small Town Throwdown” video, featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, premieres on CMT and CMT.com
  • 2009 Billy Currington is hospitalized with a concussion after a concert stage collapses in a thunderstorm at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta. Bass player Alex Stevens is pinned for a half-hour and requires surgery for a severed artery
  • 1992 Brooks & Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” begins a four-week residence at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1966 Merle Haggard records “The Fugitive” at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood

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This Day in Country Music – July 31st

  • 2006 Jason Aldean’s “Why” earns a gold single
  • 2002 The Dixie Chicks record an episode of “CMT Crossroads” with James Taylor in Nashville. The set list includes “Some Days You Gotta Dance,” “Shower The People” and “Wide Open Spaces”
  • 1969 Elvis Presley begins a historic four-week run at Las Vegas’ International Hotel in his first live show since 1961. In the audience are Liberace, Herb Alpert, Dick Clark, Cary Grant, Fats Domino, Burt Bacharach, Pat Boone and Paul Anka
  • 1963 Chad Brock is born in Ocala, Florida. He has fewer than 20 matches as a professional wrestler before embarking on a singing career in the 1990s. His most successful single comes with an autobiographical love song, “Yes!”

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This Day in Country Music – July 30th

  • 2012 Eli Young Band vocalist Mike Eli and his wife, Kacey, welcome their first daughter, Kline Olivia Diaz, in Dallas
  • 2007 Rodney Atkins receives a diploma from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, 14 years after he stopped taking classes. School officials discovered he’d racked up enough hours of credit to qualify for a newly created degree
  • 1999 The Julia Roberts/Richard Gere movie, “Runaway Bride,” opens in theaters, featuring music from The Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, U2, Shawn Colvin, Billy Joel and Eric Clapton, among others
  • 1968 Johnny Cash records the Carl Perkins-penned “Daddy Sang Bass” at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, with The Statler Brothers and Jan Howard providing additional voices

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This Day in Country Music – July 29th

  • 2011 The Lady Antebellum single “Just A Kiss” goes gold, platinum and quintuple-platinum
  • 2005 Gretchen Wilson’s “All Jacked Up” video debuts on CMT.com
  • 2000 Clay Walker sings the national anthem at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in Canton, Ohio, where honorees include Joe Montana and Howie Long. Walker also joins Dwight Yoakam, Sawyer Brown and Alecia Elliott in a post-induction concert
  • 1989 Reba McEntire hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with a remake of the old Everly Brothers hit “Cathy’s Clown”

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This Day in Country Music – July 28th

  • 2008 Blake Shelton and girlfriend Miranda Lambert perform their first full-length concert together at the Monroe County Fair in Monroe, Michigan. The date includes duets on “Feelins’,” “Home” and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again”
  • 2005 Rascal Flatts’ “Fast Cars And Freedom” video premieres on CMT
  • 1999 The Dixie Chicks’ bridal video for “Ready To Run” debuts on CMT
  • 1971 Charley Pride records “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” at Nashville’s RCA Studios

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This Day in Country Music – July 27th

  • 2007 Kimberly Roads and husband Stephen Schlapman have a daughter, Daisy Pearl, in Phoenix. The rest of Little Big Town performs in the evening for the first time as a trio
  • 2002 Kenny Chesney’s “The Good Stuff” begins a seven-week ride at the top of the Billboard country list
  • 1995 Billy Ray Cyrus performs “Some Gave All” at the dedication of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 “Ring Of Fire” burns the name of Johnny Cash into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

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This Day in Country Music – July 26th

  • 2011 EMI releases the Eric Church album “Chief”
  • 2003 Keith Urban’s “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” video makes its TV debut on CMT
  • 1999 Shania Twain’s “Come On Over” is certified for shipments of 12 million copies, passing her own “The Woman In Me” as the best-selling country album by a female
  • 1968 Jeannie C. Riley records “Harper Valley P.T.A.”

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This Day in Country Music – July 25th

  • 2013 Pistol Annies’ single “Hell On Heels” goes platinum
  • 2008 Dixie Chick Martie Maguire and her husband, Gareth, have a daughter, Harper Rosie Maguire, in Austin, Texas
  • 1989 The late Keith Whitley is honored with a gold album for “Don’t Close Your Eyes”
  • 1950 Lefty Frizzell records “If You’ve Got The Money I’ve Got The Time,” “I Love You A Thousand Ways” and “Shine, Shave, Shower (It’s Saturday)” in his first recording session, at Dallas’ Jim Beck Studio

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This Day in Country Music – July 24th

  • 2012 Days after signing Florida Georgia Line, Republic Nashville releases a remixed version of the duo’s debut single, “Cruise,” to radio
  • 2006 ABC airs “CMA Music Festival: Music’s Biggest Party.” The special features Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna and Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • 2003 Johnny Cash picks up six nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards for his remake of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt”
  • 1957 Pam Tillis is born in Plant City, Florida. The daughter of country singer Mel Tillis, she fashions a career of her own with a series of hits in the 1990s, winning the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist in 1994 and joining the Grand Ole Opry in 2000

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This Day in Country Music – July 23rd

  • 2013 Miranda Lambert earns a double-platinum single for “The House That Built Me”
  • 2004 Jeff Foxworthy’s “Redneck Stomp” comes out on top as CMT premieres the special “20 Funniest Videos”
  • 1997 “Strawberry Wine” takes Song of the Year at the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 30th Songwriter Achievement Awards. Vince Gill wins Songwriter/Artist of the Year for the third time. Mark D. Sanders claims Top Songwriter
  • 1983 “Pancho And Lefty” propels Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard to the top spot on the Billboard country chart

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