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“Hillibilly” City Music Hall – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1947  Country Was Going Country Wide

New York’s Carnegie Hall hosted its first country concert with Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff as headliners, featuring Minnie Pearl, George D. Hay and Rosalie Allen. Tickets ranged from $1.20-$3.60.

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Hank Williams Immortalized By Hall Of Fame – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1998  The Legend Immortalized

The Country Music Hall of Fame unveils a bronze statue of the late Hank Williams on the 75th anniversary of the singer's birth. At the ceremony are his children, Hank  Jr. and Jett, who meet for the first time.

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Bluegrass Is Born – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1946  And Bluegrass Was Born

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs record for the first time with Bill Monroe in Columbia Records' Chicago studio.

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Garth Brooks @ 51st Annual ASCAP Country Music Award
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Garth Debuts At #1 – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2007 Garth Becomes First Artist To Debut At #1

Garth Brooks' "More Than A Memory" becomes the first song to debut at #1 on not only Billboard's country singles list, but on any Billboard chart regardless of genre.

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Chesney Zellwegger

Chesney – Zellweger Marriage Ends – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2006  Kenny, I Hardly Knew Ye

Actress Renee Zellweger files for an annulment of her marriage to Kenny Chesney in Los Angeles, barely four months after the couple exchanged vows.

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Taylor Swift @ Brit Awards 2013
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Kanye West Slams Taylor Swift – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2009   Kanye West Deserved A Swift Kick In The....

Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" wins Best Female Video during the MTV Video Music Awards. Rapper Kanye West interrupts her acceptance speech at New York's Radio City Music Hall to insist that Beyonce should have won.

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Johnny Cash Fades To Black – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2003  The Man In Black Moves On

Johnny Cash dies at Nashville's Baptist Hospital, of complications from diabetes, four months after the death of his wife, June Carter.

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NY Freedom Lights

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2001  As All of America Watched...

Early on the morning of September 11, 200, 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners (American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight and United Airlines Flight 93) after takeoffs from Boston, Newark and Washington, D.C.

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Garth Brooks Performs In Rosemont Illinois

Garth Brooks Takes A Break From Touring – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1992  Garth Announces He's Taking A Break...Part 1

Garth Brooks announced he was canceling his world tour to spend time with his family. As his career flourished, Brooks seemed frustrated by the conflicts between career and family life.

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Bill Monroe

Blue Grass Pioneer Bill Monroe Passes – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1996  And The Waves Of Bluegrass Wept

After 56 years on the Grand Ole Opry, Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, dies at the Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee, at the age of 84, five months after suffering a stroke...

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46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Arrivals

Alabama Reunites For Katrina Victims – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2005  Alabama Reunites To Aid Hurricane Victims

Alabama performed a benefit concert in Montgomery, Alabama, to benefit Alabama-area victims of Hurricane Katrina...

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The Outlaws Go To Prison – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2004  Some Might Argue They Were Right Where They Belonged

The Tennessee State Prison provides a site for a CMT Outlaws concert.

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