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Here’s just a little glimpse of just what the stars were up to on this day in country music history. Pretty interesting stuff! And don’t forget to tune in for Acadiana’s largest cocktail party, it’s Classic Country Saturday Night dawgs!

 

2011
Blake Shelton is the only double winner in the CMT Music Awards at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena
2009
From the odd pairings department: Taylor Swift and rapper T-Pain record “Thug Story.” The track uses her song “Love Story” for a satirical show opener at the following week’s CMT Music Awards
2006
Keith Urban joins Brooks & Dunn for “Believe” at the first nightly concert of the CMA Music Festival at Nashville’s LP Field. Also performing: Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., Sara Evans, Pat Green, Little Big Town, Blake Shelton and Gary Allan
2005
Kenny Rogers, Trace Adkins and Montgomery Gentry tape a concert for “CMT 100 Greatest Duets.” Also featured: Lee Ann Womack, Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black, Raul Malo, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton and Crystal Gayle
2003
Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” is ranked #1 when CMT debuts its “100 Greatest Songs Of Country Music.” Ex-husband George Jones chimes in at #2, with “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Wynette also lands at #35, with “D-I-V-O-R-C-E”
1996
George Strait’s “Blue Clear Sky” takes over the #1 position on the Billboard chart
1993
Rocker Bryan Adams joins Billy Ray Cyrus on stage during the Mercury Records showcase at Fan Fair. At the same show, Adams’ producer, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, meets his future wife, Shania Twain
1981
Fiddler Sara Watkins is born in Vista, California. She joins Nickel Creek, an accomplished bluegrass act that gains two Grammy nominations before she turns 20. She becomes a solo artist in 2007
1974
Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” presides at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1962
Skeeter Davis records “The End Of The World” at RCA Studio B in Nashville

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