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This Day in Country Music – July 18th

  • 2014 Jason Aldean performs “Burnin’ It Down” live for the first time while headlining a stadium date at Cleveland’s Progressive Field. A drunk fan dies tragically at the show, which also features Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr
  • 2000 DreamWorks releases Darryl Worley’s debut album, “Hard Rain Don’t Last”
  • 1986 Columbia Records drops Johnny Cash after 28 years on the label. Cash finds out by reading the newspaper
  • 1964 Roger Miller makes his first appearance at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Dang Me”

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This Day in Country Music – July 17th

  • 2012 Brantley Gilbert makes his Grand Ole Opry debut. Comedian Jerry Lewis, currently starring in a production of “The Nutty Professor” in Nashville, also appears on stage at the Opry House
  • 2004 Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” spends the first of seven weeks at the top of the Billboard country chart
  • 1985 Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis’ label debut, “On The Other Hand.” The single fails, but is re-released the following year and becomes a classic
  • 1969 Merle Haggard records the studio version of “Okie From Muskogee” at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood

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This Day in Country Music – July 16th

  • 2014 Brett Eldredge celebrates a #1 single with “Beat Of The Music” by diving with the sharks in the Bahamas
  • 2005 Roy Rogers & Dale Evans’ “Happy Trails” is ranked at #1 with the TV debut of “CMT 20 Greatest Cowboy Songs”
  • 1985 The Oak Ridge Boys sing the national anthem at baseball’s All-Star Game and meet Johnny Bench at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. The National League beats the American League, 6-1
  • 1982 Kenny Rogers makes his film debut in the movie “Six Pack.” The picture’s music includes his single “Love Will Turn You Around” and a song by Crystal Gayle

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This Day in Country Music – July 15th

  • 2013 Warner Bros. releases Frankie Ballard’s single “Helluva Life” to radio
  • 2010 Songwriter Hank Cochran dies of pancreatic cancer at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Among his compositions: Patsy Cline’s “I Fall To Pieces,” Eddy Arnold’s “Make The World Go Away,” Vern Gosdin’s “Set ‘Em Up Joe” and George Strait’s “Ocean Front Property.” He joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014
  • 2004 Loretta Lynn and newcomer Mindy Smith each earn triple nominations for the annual Americana Music Awards
  • 1995 Aaron Tippin marries business partner Thea Corontzos in a traditional Greek ceremony in Nashville

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This Day in Country Music – July 14th

  • 2012 Kenny Chesney’s concert at Angel Stadium in Anaheim features a surprise guest: actor Ashton Kutcher, who joins him on “Back Where I Come From.” Also appearing are Tim McGraw, Jake Owen and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
  • 1996 Shawna McIlwain, destined to become Thompson Square member Shawna Thompson, moves to Nashville from Mississippi
  • 1987 The “Trio” project, by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, is certified gold and platinum
  • 1973 The Everly Brothers break up in the midst of a concert at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, Phil Everly smashing his guitar at the side of the stage after “(‘Til) I Kissed You.” Don Everly performs the night’s remaining two shows solo

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This Day in Country Music – July 13th

  • 2010 Arista releases Jerrod Niemann’s debut album, “Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury”
  • 2001 Reba McEntire and Martina McBride top the biggest all-female lineup in country music history as the Girls Night Out Tour debuts at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay. Also on the bill: Sara Evans, Jamie O’Neal and Carolyn Dawn Johnson
  • 1962 Rhonda Vincent is born in Kirksville, Missouri. She emerges as a major bluegrass talent in the 1990s and 2000s, and contributes to the Grammy-winning country album “Lovin’, Livin’, Losin’: Songs Of The Louvin Brothers”
  • 1954 Louise Mandrell is born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Barbara Mandrell’s sister collects five solo hits in the 1980s, including “Save Me” and “I’m Not Through Loving You Yet.” She also adds backing vocals on Merle Haggard’s “Always Wanting You”

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This Day in Country Music – July 12th

  • 2013 Jason Aldean becomes the first country artist to headline at Boston’s Fenway Park, kicking off his show with “Crazy Town.” Also filling out the bill are Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett
  • 2007 Fruit Of The Loom debuts an ad campaign featuring Vince Gill singing “Daddy Was The Apple Of My Eye” with various fruits from the company’s logo playing in the band
  • 1988 Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis’ “Old 8 x 10” album
  • 1980 Charley Pride’s remake of Hank Williams’ “You Win Again” appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart

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This Day in Country Music – July 11th

  • 2006 Carrie Underwood performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. The American League beats the National League, 3-2
  • 1982 Dolly Parton’s second movie, “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas,” with Burt Reynolds, premieres in Austin
  • 1978 Singer/songwriter Jonathan Singleton is born in Milan, Tennessee. Signed to Universal South in 2007, he authors Gary Allan’s “Watching Airplanes,” Billy Currington’s “Don’t,” David Nail’s “Let It Rain” and Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance”
  • 1955 Elvis Presley records “Mystery Train” and “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” at Memphis’ Sun Recording Studio

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This Day in Country Music – July 10th

  • 2013 Randy Travis undergoes emergency brain surgery after suffering a stroke at the Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano in Texas
  • 2010 Carrie Underwood marries hockey player Mike Fisher at the Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia. Attending celebs include Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul
  • 2004 Toby Keith’s “Whiskey Girl” takes the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1970 Johnny Cash records Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

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