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This Day in Country Music History – August 31

It’s a beautiful day in Acadiana today and it’s going to be a fantastic night tonight as we bring you the Classic Country Saturday Night show. 

To get you readied up for the show, let’s go back into the archives and highlight some of the big happenings of yesteryear with This Day in Country Music History:


2012 - Randy Houser’s “How Country Feels” video debuts on CMT

2010 - Miranda Lambert receives five nominations for the 44th annual Country Music Association awards on the first of two days of nominee announcements. Three are for “White Liar,” two for “The House That Built Me”

2009 - George Strait’s “Living For The Night” video has its TV debut on CMT

2007 - Trisha Yearwood and R&B singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds shoot an episode of “CMT Crossroads” at Belmont University’s Curb Entertainment Center in Nashville. The set list includes “How Do I Live,” “Change The World” and “Walkaway Joe”

2006 - CMT debuts Toby Keith’s “Crash Here Tonight” video, featuring Heather Locklear

1999 - Monument releases The Dixie Chicks’ “Fly” album

1994 - Clay Walker earns his first platinum album with his self-titled debut

1974 - ”Step right up…” to #1: George Jones tops the Billboard country singles list with “The Grand Tour”

1968 - Jeannie C. Riley makes her Grand Ole Opry debut

1968 – Merle Haggard’s prison-themed “Mama Tried” does time at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1959 - The Browns claim a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “The Three Bells”

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