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Alan Jackson performs at the 2012 BamaJam Music and Arts Festival - Day 2 on BamaJam Farms in Enterprise Alabama on June 15, 2012  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Alan Jackson performs at the 2012 BamaJam Music and Arts Festival - Day 2 on BamaJam Farms in Enterprise Alabama on June 15, 2012 (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Gene Autry Sings Christmas Music, Alan Jackson Drinks Tequila – Today In Country Music History

Bluegrass legend, Ralph Stanley, had heart surgery on this date in 2005, Alan Jackson was drinking Tequila in 1994, Gene Autry recorded one of the most long-lasting Christmas songs ever in 1949 and more.

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Michael Britt and Richie McDonald of "Lonestar" perform on the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, June 4, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Eells/Getty Images)
Michael Britt and Richie McDonald of "Lonestar" perform on the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, June 4, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Eells/Getty Images)
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Josh Turner Has A Baby, Lonestar Is There – Today In Country Music History

Josh and Jennifer Turner had a baby on this date in 2009, Lonestar was Already There in 2001, Alan Jackson signs his first recording contract in 1989 and more.

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Musician Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman attend the "The Paperboy" premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2012 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Musician Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman attend the "The Paperboy" premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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Keith Urban And Nicole Kidman Hear Bells, Trace Adkins Dreams – Today In Country Music History

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were hearing bells on this date in 2006, Trace Adkins was Dreamin' in 1996, Chely Wright first appeared on the Country Music charts in 1994 and more.

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Brad Paisley performs during the 2012 CMA Music Festival - Day 1 at LP Field on June 7, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Brad Paisley performs during the 2012 CMA Music Festival - Day 1 at LP Field on June 7, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Brad Paisley Plays In England, Charlie Daniels Plays In Georgia – Today In Country Music History

Brad Paisley played in Britain on this date in 2010, Tracy Lawrence relied on the goodwill of his Friends in 2007, Charlie Daniels had a fiddle match with some pretty fiery competition in 1979 and more.

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Reba McEntire speaks onstage during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for CFN)
Reba McEntire speaks onstage during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for CFN)
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Toby Keith Opens A Bar, Reba McEntire Has Her Day – Today In Country Music History

Glen Campbell announced he had Alzheimer's disease on this date in 2011, Toby Keith opened a bar in 2005, Reba McEntire had her day in 2001 and more.

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(L-R) Jack Ingram, Buddy Miller, Lee Ann Womack, Dean Dillon and Rudy Gatlin attend 5th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on September 19, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)
(L-R) Jack Ingram, Buddy Miller, Lee Ann Womack, Dean Dillon and Rudy Gatlin attend 5th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on September 19, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)
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Gretchen Wilson Parties, Johhny Cash Gives Final Performance – Today In Country Music History

Gretchen Wilson partied on this date in 2004, Johnny Cash gave his final public performance in 2003, Lee Ann Womack danced in 2000 and more.

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Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey of the band Steel Magnolia perform during Country Thunder music festival - Day 2 on July 22, 2011 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)
Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey of the band Steel Magnolia perform during Country Thunder music festival - Day 2 on July 22, 2011 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)
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Gretchen Wilson Gets Keyed, Jimmy Buffet Gets An Attitude Adjustment – Today In Country Music History

Steel Magnolia asked if we could Duet on this date in 2009, Gretchen Wilson was keyed in 2005, Jimmy Buffet had a golden attitude in 1977 and more.

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George Strait performs "The Breath You Take" at the 44th Annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
George Strait performs "The Breath You Take" at the 44th Annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Jerry Reed Is Hot, George Strait Takes Notes – Today In Country Music History

Loretta Lynn became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame on this date in 2008, George Strait was writing things down in 1999, Jerry Reed was Hot in 1971 and more.

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Tim McGraw performs at the 2012 BamaJam Music and Arts Festival - Day 1 at BamaJam Farms in Enterprise, Alabama on June 14, 2012  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Tim McGraw performs at the 2012 BamaJam Music and Arts Festival - Day 1 at BamaJam Farms in Enterprise, Alabama on June 14, 2012 (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Tim McGraw Ejects Fan, Neal McCoy Winks – Today In Country Music History

It was on this date in 2011 that Tim McGraw ejected a fan from one of his shows for mistreating a woman, Neal McCoy started Winking for four weeks in 1994, Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone were on the big screen together in 1984 and more.

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Garth Brooks attends the 2012 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees announcement at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on March 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
Garth Brooks attends the 2012 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees announcement at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on March 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
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Garth Brooks Joins Hall Of Fame, Elvira Wears Gold – Today In Country Music History

Garth Brooks was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on this date in 2011, Emerson Drive had a Moment in 2007, the Mistress of Darkness was cloaked in gold 1981 and more.

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Kellie Pickler performs on Day 2 of The 2012 Arizona Country Thunder Music Festival on April 13, 2012 in Florence, Arizona.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images For Country Thunder)
Kellie Pickler performs on Day 2 of The 2012 Arizona Country Thunder Music Festival on April 13, 2012 in Florence, Arizona. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images For Country Thunder)
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Kellie Pickler Gets Engaged, Lonestar Looks In The Window – Today In Country Music History

Kellie Pickler gets engaged, Lonestar loos in the window, Buck Owens Acts Naturally.

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Joe Walsh and Sara Evans backstage after the taping of CMT Crossroads - Joe Walsh & Friends at Liberty Hall on May 30, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
Joe Walsh and Sara Evans backstage after the taping of CMT Crossroads - Joe Walsh & Friends at Liberty Hall on May 30, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
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Sara Evans And Josh Turner Get Married, Toby Keith Goes For A Beer – Today In Country Music History

Sara Evans and Josh Turner got married to different people on different years on this date, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson gave their horses a drink in 2003, John Anderson got his first gold record in 1983 and more.

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