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This Day in Country Music- December 9th

- 2009, The Zac Brown Band performs “Chicken Fried,” “Toes” and “Margaritaville” with Jimmy Buffett as they shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee

– 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 “Shock’n Y’all” album goes gold, platinum and double-platinum

– 1996, Faron Young shoots himself in the head in Nashville, apparently distraught over his slumping career. He dies a day later

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This Day in Country Music- December 8th

- 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

– 2005, Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson and dobro ace Jerry Douglas each net four nominations, tops among country figures, as the finalists for the Grammy awards are announced at Gotham Hall in New York

– 1991, Roy Acuff is the first country artist recognized in the Kennedy Center Honors, attended by president George Bush. Among the participants in the Washington, D.C., ceremony, shot for a CBS-TV special: Chet Atkins, Emmylou Harris, Steve Wariner and Bill Monroe

– 1989, Arista releases Alan Jackson’s first hit, “Here In The Real World”

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This Day in Country Music- December 7th

- 2008, George Jones is celebrated during the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., along with Barbra Streisand, Morgan Freeman and two members of The Who

– 2006, The Dixie Chicks register five Grammy nominations, leading all country acts in the 49th annual show. Alan Jackson nets three and Carrie Underwood collects two, including one for Best New Artist

– 2004, Loretta Lynn nets five Grammy nominations in recognition of her album “Van Lear Rose.” Gretchen Wilson claims four nominations, including Best New Artist, while “Live Like You Were Dying” is a finalist for all-genre Song of the Year

– 1998, BNA releases Kenny Chesney’s “How Forever Feels”

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