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Country Music Hall Opens – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1961   Welcome To The Hall - The First Class of Inductees

Jimmy Rodgers, Hank Williams and songwriter Fred Rose became the first inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

With the country in the grip of the Depression, the practice of making field recordings was quickly fading, so in May 1933, Rodgers travele

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If At First The King Don’t Succeed…Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1954  A Slight Miscalculation On Management's Part

Elvis Presley makes his only appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Opry manager Jim Denny allegedly tells him not to give up his day job.

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Keith Urban Performs On Sunrise
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Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

Photo by Paul McConnell/Getty Images2007   Paparazzi Out Of Control

Keith Urban was involved in a motorcycle accident while being followed by paparazzi in Sydney, Australia, on his way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

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Vince Gill @ Keith Urban's Fifth Annual "We're All 4 The Hall" Benefit Concert
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Brooks & Gill Reign Supreme – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1992 Brooks & Gill Reign At The CMAs

Vince Gill and Garth Brooks are double-winners in the 26th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House.

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Vince Gill - GMA Honors Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction
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A Good Day For Vince Gill – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1993   It Was A Good Day To Be Vince Gill

Vince Gill’s I Still Believe In You was certified double platinum.

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Country Comes Home – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2010  Country Comes Home

A gathering of Opry Members young and old join to sing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" as the Grand Ole Opry House reopens following May floods, with the "Country Comes Home" concert.

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A Hall Of Fame Day – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1993   Welcome To The Hall

The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Don Schlitz ("The Gambler" and "On The Other Hand"), Red Lane ("My Own Kind Of Hat" and "'Til I Get It Right") and Conway Twitty.

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George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away Tour Final Stop At AT&T Stadium - Show
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You’re Gonna Do What George? – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2012   Say It Ain't So George, Say It Ain't So

George Strait announced plans for his final major tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. The tour dates would keep him on the road through summer of 2014. He did stress it was not a retirement announcement, that he

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Randy Travis @ 4th Annual ACM Honors
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Randy Travis Stricken On Stage – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2011  A Long, Uphill Climb Begins For Randy Travis

Randy Travis collapsed while singing “Three Wooden Crosses” at the Crystal Heart Gala, a benefit for a medical center, at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth.

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Darius Rucker Makes History – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

2008  Rucker Makes Country Music History

Darius Rucker became the first African American artist to score a number one country hit since Ray Charles in 1985 as "Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It" topped the charts, and the first as a solo act since Charlie Pride in 1983.

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One Last Time For Hank Williams – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1952   One Last Time In The Studio For Hank Williams

Hank Williams records "Take These Chains From My Heart," "Kaw-liga" and "Your Cheatin' Heart" during what proves to be his final recording session, at the Castle Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel.

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Garth & Merle @ 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards
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Brooks & Brooks & Dunn – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images1998...Brooks & Brooks & Dunn Are The Big Winners

History was made at the 32nd Annual Country Music Association Awards when Garth Brooks won his fourth Entertainer of the Year award. Brooks & Dunn won their seventh straight Vocal Duo of the Year trophy and the Dix

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