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George Strait Made My Day This Day In Country Music History June 6th

2009 – George Strait headlines the inaugural event at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. Lee Ann Womack is a last-minute replacement for Julianne Hough, who bows out with strep throat.

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2008 – MCA releases the Lee Ann Womack single “Last Call” to radio.

2005 – Toby Keith picks up two gold singles, for “I Love This Bar” and his duet with Willie Nelson, “Beer For My Horses”.

2004 – Trick Pony vocalist Heidi Newfield marries sports agent Bill Johnson, in Sandestin, Florida. Band mates Ira Dean and Keith Burns serve as bridesmaids, and Billy Dean performs “Slow Motion”.

1998 – George Strait’s “I Just Want To Dance With You” steps to #1 on the Billboard country chart.

1997 – Touchstone Pictures debuts the movie “Con Air,” with Trisha Yearwood singing “How Do I Live.” The picture also uses Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”.

1981 – Travis Tritt graduates from high school.

1974 – Singer-songwriter Matthew Shafer born in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Using the stage name Uncle Kracker, he establishes himself as a pop act with the 2001 hit “Follow Me,” joining Kenny Chesney for the hit “When The Sun Goes Down”.

1970 – Conway Twitty rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Hello Darlin’”.

1964 – Buck Owens’ “Together Again” takes him to #1 again on the Billboard country singles chart.

1943 – Joe Stampley born in Springhill, Louisiana. He parlays an 11-year string of hits, beginning in 1972, with such titles as “Soul Song,” “All These Things” and “Roll On Big Mama,” expanding his career in a series of “good ol’ boy” duets with Moe Bandy.

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