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November 9, 2011 

"If I Die Young," wins Song and Single of the Year for The Band Perry and songwriter Kimberly Perry at the 45th annual Country Music Association awards. TBP also wins New Artist of the Year at the ceremony at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

Taylor Swift would take home the Entertainer of the Year award, while the nod for Male Vocalist of the Year would go to Blake Shelton and the Female Vocalist would go to Miranda Lambert. Vocal Group of the Year would go to Lady Antebellum and the Vocal Duo would be awarded to Sugarland. Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party would receive the Album of the Year award, while Aldean would also get the Musical Event of the Year with Kelly Clarkson for “Don’t You Want To Stay.

The Video of the Year would be won by Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter for “You And Tequilla” and Mac MacAnally would make his annual trip to the podium to accept the Musician of the Year trophy.

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    Randy Travis, Trace Adkins and Martina McBride are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville along with Elvis Presley, Michael McDonald, Little Richard and Jo Walker-Meador, the former executive director of the Country Music Association.

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    Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss each win two times apiece at the 38th annual Country Music Association awards from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Chesney takes Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year, for When The Sun Goes Down, Paisley and Krauss would share the Musical Event and Video of the Year honors for “Whiskey Lullaby.

    Live Like You Were Dying” would also twice, for Song and Single of the Year for performer Tim McGraw and songwriters Tim Nicholls and Craig Wiseman. Gretchen Wilson would claim the Horizon Award, Rascal Flatts the Vocal Group and Brooks & Dunn the Vocal Duo of the Year awards.

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    The Internal Revenue Service seizes the property of Willie Nelson in six states, including his Austin recording studio, to satisfy a $6.5 million debt.

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    #1 On This Date


    2013 – Luke Bryan – “That’s My Kinda Night

    2002 – Keith Urban – “Somebody Like You

    1996 – Clint Black – “Like The Rain

    1991 – Alan Jackson – “Someday

    1985 – Alabama – “Can’t Keep A Good Man Down

    1974 – Dolly Parton – “Love Is A Butterfly

    1968 – Marty Robbins – “I Walk Alone

    1963 – Buck Owens – “Love’s Gonna Live Here

    1959 – Faron Young – “Country Girl

    1946 – Merle Travis – “Divorce Me C.O.D.”



    2013 – Luke Bryan – Crash My Party

    2002 – Faith Hill – Cry

    1996 – LeAnn Rimes – Blue

    1991 – Garth Brooks – Ropin’ The Wind

    1985 – Ronnie Milsap – Greatest Hits Vol. II

    1974 – Mickey Gilley – Room Full Of Roses

    1968 – Jeannie C. Riley – Harper Valley P.T.A.

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