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Taylor Swift accepts the Entertainer Of The Year Award onstage at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift accepts the Entertainer Of The Year Award onstage at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Taylor Swift Lays Claim, Lonestar Still In The Dark – Today In Country Music History

Taylor Swift laid claim to what was hers on this date in 2009, Lonestar was looking for News in 1996 and Buck Owens scored his very first number one hit back in 1963.

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Gretchen Wilson performs at the rehearsals for the Music Builds: CMT Disaster Relief Concert on May 12, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
Gretchen Wilson performs at the rehearsals for the Music Builds: CMT Disaster Relief Concert on May 12, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
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Hank Williams Gets A Pulitzer, Gretchen Wilson Gets Her GED – Today In Country Music History

Hank Williams was given a very special award on this date in 2010, Gretchen Wilson finished her High School education in 2008 and Marty Robbins won a Grammy with one of the best brainworm songs in Country music on this date in 1961.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform live in concert at the Rod Laver Arena on March 20, 2012, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Philbey/Getty Images for Danda Films)
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform live in concert at the Rod Laver Arena on March 20, 2012, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Philbey/Getty Images for Danda Films)
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Toby Keith Is White Trash, Faith Hill Is A Diva – Today In Country Music History

Toby Keith was White Trash With Money on this date in 2006, Faith Hill was a Diva (along with Mariah Carey and Donna Summer) in 2000 and Shelly West & David Frizzell explained to the world why God made Oklahoma back in 1981.

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Jerrod Niemann performs on stage at Irving Plaza on October 21, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
Jerrod Niemann performs on stage at Irving Plaza on October 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
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Jerrod Neimann Loves The Opry, Alabama Named Artist Of The Decade – Today In Country Music History

Jerrod Niemann was Loving the Grand Ole Opry on this date in 2010, the former home of Johnny Cash and June Carter burned to the ground in 2007 and Alabama was named Artist Of The Decade in 1989.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform live in concert at the Rod Laver Arena on March 20, 2012, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Philbey/Getty Images for Danda Films)
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform live in concert at the Rod Laver Arena on March 20, 2012, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Philbey/Getty Images for Danda Films)
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Brad Paisley Hits 5th Gear, Faith Hill Flies Solo – Today In Country Music History

Brad Paisley's 5th Gear album hit fifth gear on this date in 2008, Anna Nicole Smith caused a bit of a stir when she may have flashed the fans at the Grand Ole Opry in 2005 (Some say she did, some say she didn't.) and Faith Hill was flying solo in 1999.

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Musicians Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, musician Jason Aldean and musicians Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts attend the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)
Musicians Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, musician Jason Aldean and musicians Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts attend the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)
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Carl Perkins Has Fancy Shoes, Shania Twain Says “Come On Over” – Today In Country Music History

Jason Aldean's career was Wide Open on this date in 2009, Shania Twain shipped 10 million copies of an album - for the second time - on this date in 1999 and Carl Perkins' fancy footwear took him to the very top of the Country music charts on this date in 1956.

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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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George Strait Scores Artist Of The Decade, Elvis Presley Goes To The Movies – Today In Country Music History

George Strait was named the ACM's Artist Of The Decade on this date in 2009, Mac Davis was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006 and Elvis Presley signed a movie deal in 1956.

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Brad Paisley performs onstage at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Brad Paisley performs onstage at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Trace Adkins Loses Fight With Rock, Brad Paisley Sings At Baseball Game – Today In Country Music History

Brad Paisley sang the Nation Anthem to kick off the Los Angeles Dodgers' first home game of the season on this date in 2004, Trace Adkins got into a fight with a rock ... and lost ... on this date in 2000 and Trace Adkins had the number one Country song in the nation on this date in 1997.

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Signer Lionel Richie (R) with musician Joe Don Rooney and singer Gary LeVox from the band Rascal Flatts perform onstage during Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert presented by ACM held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Signer Lionel Richie (R) with musician Joe Don Rooney and singer Gary LeVox from the band Rascal Flatts perform onstage during Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert presented by ACM held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Buck Owens Is A Street Walker, George Strait Sells Real Estate – Today In Country Music History

Almost everybody was in Rascal Flatts' Gang on this date in 2006, Dwight Yoakum and Buck Owens were wearing holes in the soles of their cowboy boots in 1988 and George Strait dabbled in real estate on this date in 1987.

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Miranda Lambert poses in the press room at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Miranda Lambert poses in the press room at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Miranda Lambert Wins More Awards, Kenny Chesney Watches The Sun Go Down – Today In Country Music History

While Miranda Lambert took home a couple ACM awards THIS year, she took four home in 2011. Between her's and Blake's they may need some extra shelving around their mantle!

Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker were at the top of the Country music chart in 2009.

And Elvis was on the Milton Berle Show on this date in 1956.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 03 April, 2012.

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Brad Paisley performs onstage at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Brad Paisley performs onstage at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Kenny Rogers Has A Hit, Craig Morgan Breaks His Arm – Today In Country Music History

Brad Paisley performed in front of an all star crowd at the funeral for Buck Owens on this date in 2006, Craig Morgan crashed his motorcycle in a cross country race that same day and Kenny Rogers had the top Country song in the nation with  one of the best brainworm songs of all time in 1977.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music for 02 April, 2012.

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Singer Lauren Alaina (L) and comedian Bill Engvall speak onstage at the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Singer Lauren Alaina (L) and comedian Bill Engvall speak onstage at the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Lauren And Scotty Sing A Duet, Dolly Parton Works 9 To 5 – Today In Country Music History

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery sang a Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis duet on American Idol on this date in 2011, Alan Jackson's Greatest Hits collection went quadruple platinum in 1998 and Dolly Parton was working 9 to 5 at the Academy Awards in 1981.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 31 March, 2012.

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