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A Famous Aussie Country Music Star Was Born This Day In Country Music History – June 3rd

2009 – George Strait’s “Troubadour” album is certified platinum.

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2006 – Dierks Bentley’s “Settle For A Slowdown” settles in at the top of the Billboard country singles chart.

2006 – The CMT-sponsored DukesFest opens at Nashville’s Music City Motorpark. Celebrating “The Dukes Of Hazzard,” it features cast members John Schneider and Tom Wopat, plus performances by Jessi Colter, Stella Parton, Billy Joe Shaver and Ralph Stanley II.

2005 – Big & Rich’s “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” earns a platinum single.

2000 – Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, New York, after a backstage skirmish at Ralph Wilson Stadium on the George Strait tour, as Chesney takes a ride on a policeman’s horse, and McGraw gets in a fight with cops. They are acquitted in May.

1997 – Curb releases Tim McGraw’s “Everywhere” album.

1989 – Reba McEntire marries manager Narvel Blackstock in Lake Tahoe, where McEntire is performing at Caesar’s.

1972 – Donna Fargo’s “The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.” takes the top spot on the Billboard country chart.

1968 – Jamie O’Neal born in Sydney, Australia. Her 2000 debut album nets several hits, including “There Is No Arizona” and “When I Think About Angels,” helping her pick up the Academy of Country Music’s top new female award.

1948 – Frederick LaBour born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He becomes Too Slim, of Riders In The Sky, whose preservation of western music helps them become members of the Grand Ole Opry in 1982.

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