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This Day In Country Music History – June 1

Ronnie Dunn
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Chris Logan is getting ready to blow off some dust on the ole records and play the greatest music ever recorded. Classic Country Saturday Night gets cranked up at 6pm and the party doesn’t stop till midnight…or whenever the cooler is emptied.

Let’s get readied up for the show by taking a look at what happened on this day in country music history:

2012 – The Band Perry’s video for “Postcard From Paris” debuts on CMT

2011- Luke Bryan tapes an installment of “CMT Crossroads” with The Doobie Brothers. Included in the set list: “Do I,” “Rain Is A Good Thing,” “Long Train’ Runnin’” and “China Grove”

2006 – Josh Turner claims the first two gold singles of his career, for “Long Black Train” and “Your Man”

2002 – Mary Chapin Carpenter marries contractor Timmy Smith in Batesville, Virginia. In attendance: Terri Clark, actor Sissy Spacek, rocker Dave Matthews, and songwriters Beth Nielsen Chapman and Annie Roboff

1999 – Arista releases Brad Paisley’s debut album, “Who Needs Pictures”

1994 – Restless Heart performs at the opening of The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville after a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Marty Stuart and Tanya Tucker. Among the acts that become the house band at the venue: Lonestar, Ricochet and Sons of the Desert

1991 – Diamond Rio scores its first #1 single on the Billboard country chart with “Meet In The Middle”

1974 – Ronnie Milsap earns the first #1 single of his career with “Pure Love,” written by Eddie Rabbitt

1964 – Dolly Parton moves to Nashville a day after her high school graduation and meets her future husband, Carl Dean, at a laundromat

1953 – Ronnie Dunn born in Coleman, Oklahoma. The lanky singer teams with Kix Brooks to form the harmony-laden Brooks & Dunn, whose mix of honky-tonk with rock influences makes them the dominant duo in country from 1991 until their split in 2010

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