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Charlie Pride Welcomed In Cooperstown This Day In Country Music – July 29th

2006 – Former Negro League baseball player Charley Pride sings the American and Canadian national anthems in Cooperstown, New York, when 17 former Negro Leaguers join the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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2005 – George Strait’s “Somewhere Down In Texas” album is certified gold and platinum. “The Best Of George Strait: The Millennium Collection” also goes platinum.


2005 – Gretchen Wilson’s “All Jacked Up” video debuts on


2004 – Blake Shelton’s “Some Beach” video, featuring a cameo by NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler, debuts on CMT.


2003 – MCA releases Josh Turner’s single “Long Black Train”.


2000 – Clay Walker sings the national anthem at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in Canton, Ohio, where honorees include Joe Montana and Howie Long. Walker also joins Dwight Yoakam, Sawyer Brown and Alecia Elliott in a post-induction concert.


1996 – Capitol releases Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine”.


1989 – Reba McEntire hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with a remake of the old Everly Brothers hit “Cathy’s Clown”.


1973 – James Otto born in Fort Lewis, Washington. Emerging from the loose-knit Muzik Mafia posse, the soul-tinged singer nets his first hit in 2008 with “Just Got Started Lovin’ You”.


1966 – Martina McBride born in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. The diminutive powerhouse claims the Country Music Association’s 1999 female vocalist of the year award, after giving voice to message-soaked singles, including “Independence Day” and “A Broken Wing”.

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