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Brad Crosses The Pond, Ray Price Settles In With Crazy Arms And Baby June Is Born This Day In Country Music History – June 23rd

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2010 – Brad Paisley headlines a concert in the United Kingdom for the first time, playing Shepherds Bush Empire in London.


2009 – Montgomery Gentry joins the Grand Ole Opry, officially inducted by Little Jimmy Dickens and Marty Stuart. After the big moment, Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives back the duo on “Hillbilly Shoes”.


2007 – Tracy Lawrence collects a #1 single in Billboard for the first time in 11 years with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”.


2006 – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s sold-out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden features a surprise guest: Tony Bennett, who joins McGraw for a rendition of “Cold, Cold Heart”.


2005 – Sara Evans’ “A Real Fine Place To Start” video debuts on CMT.


2001 – Lonestar begins a six-week residence at #1 in Billboard with “I’m Already There”.


1993 – Brooks & Dunn go triple-platinum with their “Brand New Man” album, becoming the first duo in country music history to have an album ship 3 million units.


1956 – Ray Price spends the first of 20 weeks at #1 in Billboard magazine with “Crazy Arms”.


1952 – Decca releases Kitty Wells’ “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”.


1929 – June Carter born in Maces Spring, Virginia, to Ezra and Mother Maybelle Carter, of The Carter Family. June co-writes Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire” and later marries the singer, earning duet hits with him on “Jackson” and “If I Were A Carpenter”.


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