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Carrie Underwood Meets The Opry, Willie Gets Caught Snoozing – This Day In Country Music History – May 10th

  2008 – Carrie Underwood is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, introduced by Garth Brooks. She performs “Last Name,” “All-American Girl” and “Jesus, Take The Wheel,” the latter with backing vocals by Vince Gill.

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  2007 – Sugarland’s “Everyday America” video makes its debut on CMT.
  2005 – Capitol releases Dierks Bentley’s “Modern Day Drifter” album.
  1995 – Reba McEntire leads a pack of four double-winners in the 30th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast live on NBC-TV from Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre. She reclaims Entertainer of the Year and Top Female Vocalist.
  1994 – Willie Nelson is found by police in Hewitt, Texas, asleep at the side of a road. He’s arrested on drug charges when they discover the butt from a doobie in his ashtray.
  1986 – The Judds reach #1 in Billboard with “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)”.
  1984 – MCA releases Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The U.S.A.”
  1975 – Gary Stewart manages his only #1 single in Billboard with one of the great country titles of all-time: “She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)”.
  1962 – Johnny Cash plays prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York. He’s supported on the bill by George Jones, Tompall & The Glaser Brothers and The Carter Family.
  1952 – Hank Thompson takes over the #1 position in the Billboard country chart with “The Wild Side Of Life”.
  1909 – Mother Maybelle Carter born in Nickelsville, Virginia. With her cousin, Sara, and Sara’s husband, A.P. Carter, they form the Carter Family, one of the pioneering acts in country music. They enter the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970.

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