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This Day in Country Music- March 25th

– 2014, Surprise guest Luke Bryan joins Charlie Daniels for “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” during Daniels’ annual fundraiser for veterans’ scholarships at Nashville’s David Lipscomb University. Also appearing: Clint Black, Kellie Pickler, The Grascals and unannounced walk-on Lee Greenwood, who does “God Bless The U.S.A.”

– 2013, Season four of “The Voice” debuts on NBC with Blake Shelton adding the eventual winner, Danielle Bradbery, to his team after her performance of “Mean.” Contestants also cover “Blown Away” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” Shelton sings “Come Together” with fellow judges Adam Levine, Usher and Shakira

– 1989, Reba McEntire takes the top spot on the Billboard country chart with “New Fool At An Old Game”

– 1987, Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis’ “Forever And Ever, Amen”

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This Day in Country Music- March 24th

– 2013, Trace Adkins jokingly gives team member Stephen Baldwin the finger during an episode of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC. They win an assignment to promote a haircare product, guaranteeing they’ll be back the next week

– 2005, Keith Urban’s “Making Memories Of Us” video has its television premiere on CMT

– 2004, Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts pick up four nominations apiece in the third annual CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards

– 2002, Faith Hill performs “There You’ll Be,” from the movie “Pearl Harbor,” during the Oscar awards at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theatre. “For The Birds” wins Best Animated Short; the movie features a score created by Riders In The Sky

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This Day in Country Music- March 23rd

– 2011, Taylor Swift performs “Mine,” “Fifteen” and “Love Story” during an intimate concert at London’s Abbey Road Studio for an audience that includes Amy Winehouse

– 1998, Naomi, Wynonna and Ashley Judd attend the Oscars in Los Angeles, where Trisha Yearwood performs “How Do I Live,” from the movie “Con Air.” Ashley presents an award and gets flak for a high, revealing hemline

– 1996, This has to make her feel better: Patty Loveless tops the Billboard country chart with “You Can Feel Bad”

– 1993, Bruce Springsteen surprises the audience at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, when he rips off his shirt and launches into Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart.” “Everybody gets a giggle out of it,” he says, “but that tune is just damn good”

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This Day in Country Music- March 22nd

– 2013, The Florida Georgia Line album “Here’s To The Good Times” goes gold

– 2003, The Dixie Chicks march to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Travelin’ Soldier”

– 1999, Country stars dot the audience when Sheryl Crow plays Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. On hand: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Deana Carter and The Dixie Chicks, including Natalie Maines, wearing a “CRAP” ballcap

– 1999, Diamond Rio collects a gold album for “Unbelievable”

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This Day in Country Music- March 21st

– 2014, Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic are paired as a new installment of “CMT Crossroads” premieres. The set list includes “Apologize,” “Up On The Ridge,” “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” and “I Hold On,” among others

– 2004, Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox and his wife, Tara, have their second daughter, Brooklyn Leigh Vernon, in Nashville

– 1999, Garth Brooks gets his first hit of spring training, singling up the middle off of pitcher Mike Sirotka during a San Diego Padres loss to the Chicago White Sox, 11-8, at Peoria, Arizona

– 1998, Clint Black stops at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Nothin’ But The Taillights,” co-written with Steve Wariner

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This Day in Country Music- March 20th

– 2011, “Do not challenge the intelligence of my audience”: John Rich takes offense when Jose Canseco and Richard Hatch put down his theme song for Camping World on the NBC series “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The men’s team still wins the episode

– 2004, Tim McGraw moves to #1 in Billboard with “Watch The Wind Blow By”

– 2002, Alison Krauss + Union Station pick up a gold album for “New Favorite”

– 1998, Steve Wariner gives his first public performance of “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” during the Grand Ole Opry

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This Day in Country Music- March 19th

– 2013, Mercury releases the Kacey Musgraves album “Same Trailer Different Park”

– 2010, The Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett collaborate on “Margaritaville,” “Chicken Fried” and “Toes” as a new episode of “CMT Crossroads” premieres

– 2007, Billy Ray Cyrus is told by a judge on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” he looks “like a crazy bear lost in a swamp.” Also on the episode: dance pro Julianne Hough, former McCartney bride Heather Mills and ‘N Sync alumnus Joey Fatone

– 2004, The Library of Congress adds 50 titles to its National Recording Registry. The new additions include “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” and Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys’ “New San Antonio Rose,” plus music by Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Carole King

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This Day in Country Music- March 18th

– 2009, Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis duet on “I Told You So” and Brad Paisley sings “Then” from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles during FOX-TV’s “American Idol”

– 2003, The Dixie Chicks’ “Home” album is certified for shipments of 6 million copies

– 2000, Toby Keith begins a five-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “How Do You Like Me Now?!”

– 1996, Arista releases Brooks & Dunn’s “My Maria”

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This Day in Country Music- March 17th

– 2012, Miranda Lambert brings out a surprise guest–Kelly Clarkson, who sings her own hit, “Stronger”–during the On Fire Tour at the 1stBank Center in Denver

– 2007, Big & Rich and John Anderson are teamed as an installment of “CMT Cross Country” debuts. It includes collaborative versions of “Swingin’,” “8th Of November,” “Seminole Wind” and “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)”

– 2005, Keith Urban begins a three-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The encore includes a surprise appearance by Kenny Chesney, who joins him in a laughter-filled cover of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried”

– 1990, Randy Travis begins a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart”

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This Day in Country Music- March 16th

– 2012, Jason Aldean’s “Fly Over States” video premieres on CMT

– 2006, Carrie Underwood’s video for “Don’t Forget To Remember Me” debuts on CMT

– 2005, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Big & Rich snag four nominations apiece for the CMT Music Awards. Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson earn three

– 2002, Tim McGraw’s “The Cowboy In Me” rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart

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