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Honorees Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland perform at the 34th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Honorees Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland perform at the 34th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Garth Brooks Retires, Taylor Swift Is Surprised – Today In Country Music History

Sunny came home and surprised Taylor Swift on this date in 2011, Sugarland's life was traveling at light speed in 2004, Garth Brooks retired in 2000 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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Taylor Swift Speaks, Tim McGraw Is Everywhere – Today In Country Music History

Taylor Swift was in the mood to talk on this date in 2010, Toby Keith was good in 2005, Tim McGraw was everywhere in 1997 and more.

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Taylor Swift peforms at ABC News' Good Morning America Times Square Studio on October 23, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift peforms at ABC News' Good Morning America Times Square Studio on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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Taylor Swift Introduces Herself, Garth Brooks Sets A Record For Records – Today In Country Music History

The world was introduced to Taylor Swift on this date in 2006, Roy Clark was a big deal in Oklahoma in 2000, Garth Brooks set a new record for albums shipped in 1991 and more.

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Blake Shelton speaks on stage during the NBCUniversal's "The Voice" Press Junket and cocktail reception on August 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)
Blake Shelton speaks on stage during the NBCUniversal's "The Voice" Press Junket and cocktail reception on August 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)
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Blake Shelton Becomes A Member, George Strait Becomes Hateful – Today In Country Music History

Blake Shelton became a card carrying member on this date in 2010, George Strait happily hated everything in 2004, Buck Owens opened the Crystal Palace in 1996 and more.

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Carrie Underwood poses with her wax figure during the unveiling at Madame Tussauds on October 22, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Carrie Underwood poses with her wax figure during the unveiling at Madame Tussauds on October 22, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
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Carrie Underwood Gets Waxed, Keith Urban Looks For A Better Life – Today In Country Music History

There were two Carrie Underwoods in New York City on this date in 2008, Keith Urban started a six-week run at the top of the Country music charts in 2005, David Allan Coe went to prison in 1963 and more.

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Tim McGraw (L) and Lionel Richie 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)
Tim McGraw (L) and Lionel Richie 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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Travis Tritt Is In Trouble, Ely Young Band Is Crazy – Today In Country Music History

The Eli Young Band was crazy happy with their first platinum single on this date in 2011, Tim McGraw let everyone know he was from the South in 2009, Travis Tritt was in trouble - but in a good way - in 1992 and more.

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(L-R) City of Hope cancer survivor John Cloer, 11, and country artist Scotty McCreery attend City Of Hope's 2012 Celebrity Softball Challenge on June 9, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City of Hope)
(L-R) City of Hope cancer survivor John Cloer, 11, and country artist Scotty McCreery attend City Of Hope's 2012 Celebrity Softball Challenge on June 9, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City of Hope)
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Scotty McCreery Goes To The Ball Game, Keith Urban Gets A Hit – Today In Country Music History

Scotty McCreery went to the ball game on this date in 2011, Keith Urban was at the top of the charts in 2002, Brenda Lee was singing about Christmas trees in 1958 and more.

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Carrie Underwood performs at Staples Center on October 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Carrie Underwood performs at Staples Center on October 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Toby Keith Gets An Award, Carrie Underwood Lets Herself Go – Today In Country Music History

Toby Keith got a huge award on this date in 2009, Carrie Underwood let herself go in 2005, Don Williams had the number one Country song in the nation in 1980 and more.

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Keith Urban (L) and wife actress Nicole Kidman arrive at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Keith Urban (L) and wife actress Nicole Kidman arrive at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Keith Urban Goes Flying, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Goes Fishing – Today In Country Music History

Keith Urban's new single was flying across the airwaves on this date in 2011, Tim McGraw got a star with his name on it in 2006, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band went fishin' in 1997 and more.

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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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Alabama Calls It Quits, Sara Evans Does The Laundry – Today In Country Music History

Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and others joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on this date in 2011, Alabama played their last show in 2004, Sara Evans was at the top o the Country music charts in 2004 and more.

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Angaleena Presley (L) and Miranda Lambert of the Pistol Annies perform onstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Angaleena Presley (L) and Miranda Lambert of the Pistol Annies perform onstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Miranda Lambert Starts A Revolution, Marty Stuart Is A Hillbilly – Today In Country Music History

Miranda Lambert was certified platinum on this date in 2010, Marty Stuart was certified gold in 1997, Tracy Lawrence released his first single in 1991 and more.

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Gary Allan performs during the WME Party at IEBA Conference Day 2 at the War Memorial Auditorium on October 8, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)
Gary Allan performs during the WME Party at IEBA Conference Day 2 at the War Memorial Auditorium on October 8, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)
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Alan Jackson Talks About Home, Gary Allan Blows Smoke – Today In Country Music History

Alan Jackson told us where he came from on this date in 2001, Gary Allan was blowing smoke rings in 2000, Roy Rogers left the Sons Of The Pioneers in 1937 and more.

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