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  • 2015, Willie Nelson uses 4/20–National Weed Day–to formally announce plans to launch Willie’s Reserve, his own brand of cannabis. The product will initially be available in Colorado and Washington, the only U.S. states where pot is legal
  • 2012, Eric Church’s “Springsteen” goes gold
  • 2011, Jo Dee Messina sings the national anthem before a Nashville Predators playoff game at Bridgestone Arena. Carrie Underwood performs “Cowboy Casanova” during intermission with Vince Gill on guitar. The visiting Anaheim Ducks win, 6-3
  • 2008, Hank Williams, Steve Wariner and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, along with jazz musician Kirk Whalum, Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and “Ring Of Fire” songwriter Merle Kilgore

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