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Merle Haggard
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2005   An Okie Gets His Due

Merle Haggard's classic "Okie From Muskogee" ranks #1 when CMT presents "20 Greatest City Songs."

Haggard later said he wrote the song after he became disheartened watching Vietnam War protests and incorporated that emotion and viewpoint into song. "When I was in prison, I knew wha

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2006 CMT Music Awards - Backstage
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2007    Curing The Inner Child

Billy Currington travels to Hawaii to begin therapy for anger issues related to the abuse he suffered from a stepfather in childhood.

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Brad paisley & Little Jimmy Dickens
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2010   The Circle Remains Unbroken

Brad Paisley and Little Jimmy Dickens sing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" after a restored circle of historic wood is returned to the Grand Ole Opry House stage in the aftermath of a May flood.

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1977  Livin' The Outlaw Life

Waylon Jennings is arrested during a recording session, along with his secretary, Lori Evans, on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine.

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Luke Bryan @ Kicker Country Stampede
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2013 Luke Bryan Crashes The Top Of The Albums Chart

Luke Bryan’s album Crash My Party sold 528,000 copies in its first week, debuting at the top of the Top 200 and Top Country Albums Charts.

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Johnny Cash In 'Road To Nashville'
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2003 The Man In Black's Final Ride

Johnny Cash holds his final session, recording "Engine One-Forty-Three" at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

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David Alan Coe
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1974 The PERFECT Country & Western Song

David Allan Coe records "the perfect country & western song," "You Never Even Called Me By My Name," at Nashville's Columbia Studio A, namedropping Waylon Jennings, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard and songwriter Steve Goodman.

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1950 Snow? It Was A 21 Week Blizzard...

Hank Snow begins an incredible run, spending the first of 21 weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "I'm Moving On."

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Cactus Moser & Wynonna
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2012 Cactus Moeser Injured In Motorcycle Accident

Highway 101 drummer Michael Scott "Cactus" Moser is injured when his motorcycle collides with an oncoming car near Hill City, South Dakota. His left leg is amputated as a result of the collision, but his life is safed by an off duty EMT who happened to be on site at the time of the accident.

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The Highwaymen reunite
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1985 Original Country 'Supergroup' Takes The Highway To The Top Of The Charts

"Highwayman" appears at the top of the Billboard chart, teaming Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, collectively 'The Highwaymen'.

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Elvis Fans Flock To Memphis For Anniversary Of The Kings Death
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1977 The King Is Gone...Long Live The King

Elvis Presley dies in his bathroom at Graceland Mansion in Memphis. The most significant pop artist of the 20th century, the beginning and end of his career are grounded in country music.

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Montgomery Gentry @ Keith Urban's Fourth Annual We're All For The Hall Benefit Concert
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2006 Troy Gentry Pleads Innocent In Unbearable Case

Troy Gentry pleaded not guilty in Duluth, Minnesota, to charges of illegally tagging a bear that he killed in a three-acre, fenced area. The paperwork and a doctored videotape suggested it was a wild animal.

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