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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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Nothing Is Certain Except Death, Taxes And Willie Nelson – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1990  Nothing Is Certain Except Death, Taxes And Willie

The Internal Revenue Service places liens totalling $16.7 million on Willie Nelson's property to guarantee that he pays $6.5 million in back taxes.

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Gram Parsons’ Body Stolen & Cremated – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1976   Rest In Peace...Eventually

A day after country-rocker Gram Parsons died, his body is stolen during transfer at the Los Angeles International Airport, then taken to Joshua Tree, where it is burned, in accordance with his request.

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Strait Goes Platonium – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

1996   The King Goes Platonium

George Strait saw seven albums achieve platinum or multi-platinum status. George’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 went triple platinum while Ocean Front Property went double platinum and his albums #7, Something Special, Ten Strait Hits and Holding My Own were all certified platinum.

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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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