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2007 – Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” video swipes three trophies at the CMT Music Awards, held at Belmont University’s Curb Events Center in Nashville. Among other victors are Jack Ingram, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Sugarland and Kenny Chesney.

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2012 – Capitol releases Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” to radio.


2010 – Alan Jackson is honored with a star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


2009 – Jamey Johnson earns a gold album for “That Lonesome Song”.


2005 – Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band is ranked #1 when CMT presents “20 Greatest Bands.” Among the musicians associated with the group: Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Brown, Hank DeVito and former Elvis Presley sideman Glen D. Hardin.


2001 – Keith Urban secures his first gold album, with his self-titled solo debut.


1999 – Shania Twain becomes the first woman named Songwriter/Artist of the Year in the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards. Phil Vassar wins Songwriter, and Song of the Year is a tie: “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” and “Don’t Laugh At Me”.


1994 – Toby Keith breaks his right ankle during the last play of a University of Oklahoma alumni football game.


1981 – MCA releases Barbara Mandrell’s “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”.


1969 – “Hello…I’m Johnny Cash.” Cash tapes the first of his ABC-TV weekly shows at the Ryman Auditorium, kicking off with “Folsom Prison Blues.” The show, which features guests Glen Campbell, Jeannie C. Riley and Joe Tex, becomes the fifth episode aired.

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