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Blake’s Gold Hillbilly Bone, Willie In The Promiseland and Opra At The Opry This Day In Country Music History – June 28th

2010 – “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton’s collaboration with Trace Adkins, earns a gold single.

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2007 – Brad Paisley’s “Online” video, featuring guest appearances by Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler, debuts on CMT.


2005 – MCA releases George Strait’s “Somewhere Down In Texas” album.


2003 – Joe Don Rooney has the first bare backside displayed on CMT, as Rascal Flatts’ “I Melt” debuts on “Most Wanted Live”.


1986 – Kellie Pickler born in Albemarle, North Carolina. After gaining national exposure on the FOX-TV show “American Idol,” she finds immediate success in country with a gold debut album and a hit on her first single, “Red High Heels”.


1986 – Willie Nelson journeys to #1 in Billboard with “Living In The Promiseland”.


1985 – Gary Morris makes history as the first singer to perform opera on the Grand Ole Opry, with a selection from “La Boheme”.


1980 – The Oak Ridge Boys top the Billboard country chart with “Trying To Love Two Women”.


1966 – Merle Haggard records “The Bottle Let Me Down” at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood.


1940 – The movie “Grand Ole Opry” debuts at Nashville’s Paramount Theater, starring Roy Acuff. Also appearing: Uncle Dave Macon and Opry founder George D. Hay.

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