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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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Jo Dee Messina @ CMA Music Festival
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2003 The Electricity Was Busted

When a power outage zaps the electricity for 50 million residents in the Northeast, Jo Dee Messina improvises with a 30-minute acoustic set at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.

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Sugarland @ 34th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards
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2011 Tragedy Strikes The Indiana State Fair

As Sugarland prepared to take the stage, wind gusts from an approaching thunderstorm collapsed the stage's temporary roof structure, lighting and sound equipment at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Opening act Sara Bareilles had completed her performance just prior to the incident.

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Sugarland @34th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards
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2009 Sugarland's Relationship With WalMart Brought Into Question

Kristian Bush of Sugarland visited independent music store Decatur CD in Georgia, after the owner criticized the duo for releasing Live On The Inside exclusively through Walmart. He delivered autographed merchandise for the owner to sell, but no albums.

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2009 Brooks & Dunn Call It Quits

Saying that "it's just time," Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn announced that after the completion of their 'Last Rodeo' tour they would go their separate ways.

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1975 Bocephus Takes A Fall

Hank Williams Jr. has a near-fatal accident while mountain climbing in Montana. His head hits several jutting rocks as he falls 500 feet.

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garth brooks @ shea stadium, new york
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1997  Garth Brooks And Some Friends Get Together

Garth Brooks gives a free concert in New York's Central Park that's broadcast live on HBO. Billy Joel and Don McLean join the event, with crowd estimates ranging from 200,000 to more than 1 million, as the city observed Garth Brooks Day.

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2002 Dixie Chick Bights Off A Little More Than She Can Chew

In an interview with Los Angeles Daily News writer Fred Shuster, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines tees off on Toby Keith's "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue", saying the song is "ignorant" and that "it makes country music sound ignorant. You've got to have some tact. Anyone could write a song with lyrics like 'let's go kick some Iraqi ass."

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Charley Pride before San Francisco Giants v Texas Rangers, Game 5
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2010 Charley Pride Invests In Texas Rangers

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2010 Tim McGraw Named Most Played Artist of The Decade...

Auguist 4th, 2010...Tim McGraw was honored with Nielsen BDS’s Most Played Artist of the Decade Award, for all genres.

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Hawker Hurricane
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Step Back Into History At Open Hangar Day In Frederick

The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team's Summer 2014 Open Hangar Day and Fly-In is set for Saturday, July 26th at the at the historic Frederick Army Airfield section of the Frederick Regional Airport, southeast of Frederick, OK from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

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