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Check Out That Platinum Badonkadonk! This Day In Country Music – June 29th (Video)

In the multimedia era of Country Music a video can greatly increase the success of a song.  Trace Adkins takes this song platinum with the help of quite a few “badonkadonks”.

2011 – Miranda Lambert guests on the finale of NBC’s “The Voice” to sing “The House That Built Me” with contestant Dia Frampton, of Blake Shelton’s team. Winner Javier Colon sings “Landslide” with Stevie Nicks.


2009 – Trace Adkins nets a platinum single for “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”.

2008 – The Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony at the Hall’s theater.


2005 – Joe Nichols sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The Cubs edge the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2.


2004 – Blake Shelton begins shooting his “Some Beach” video in Tennessee, with NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler making an appearance.


1998 – The Country Music Association announces it will add four new Country Music Hall of Fame members in September: Tammy Wynette, Elvis Presley, George Morgan and former Grand Ole Opry executive E.W. “Bud” Wendell.


1987 – Columbia releases Rosanne Cash’s “King’s Record Shop,” named for a music store on West Jefferson Street in Louisville, owned by Gene King, brother of Country Music Hall Of Famer Pee Wee King.


1974 – Mickey Gilley goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart for the first time with “Room Full Of Roses”.


1973 – Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and songwriter Paul Williams collaborate on a version of “Me And Bobby McGee” on NBC’s music series “The Midnight Special”.


1968 – Tammy Wynette is wedded to the #1 position on the Billboard country chart with “D-I-V-O-R-C-E”.


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