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2011, The Band Perry wins New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year, for “If I Die Young,” as ABC airs the 45th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. “If I Die Young” also wins Song of the Year for songwriter Kimberly Perry

2010, Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s “Back To December” to radio

2008, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins and Martina McBride are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville along with Elvis Presley, Michael McDonald, Little Richard and Jo Walker-Meador, the former executive director of the Country Music Association

2006, Trace Adkins’ “Ladies Love Country Boys” video debuts on CMT. The song namechecks Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.

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