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Medallions, Trophys And Brand New Babies – This Day In Country Music History – May 23rd

2010 – Ferlin Husky and songwriter-producer Billy Sherrill are inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in the official medallion ceremony.

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2006 – Brad Paisley claims three trophies at the 41st annual Academy of Country Music awards, aired by CBS from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Dolly Parton duet, “When I Get Where I’m Going,” takes Vocal Event and Video of the Year; “Time Well Wasted” is Album.

2006 – Columbia releases The Dixie Chicks’ “Taking The Long Way” album.

2000 – MCA releases Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” album.

1992 – Sawyer Brown collects a #1 single in Billboard with “Some Girls Do”.

1981 – Rosanne Cash nets her first #1 country single in Billboard with “Seven Year Ache”.

1974 – Singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher born in Payson, Utah. Known professionally as Jewel, she gets established as a pop star in 1996, segueing into the country charts with the 2008 single “Stronger Woman”.

1972 – Brian McComas born in Bethesda, Maryland. He earns a hit in 2003 with “99.9% Sure (I’ve Never Been Here Before)”.

1958 – Shelly West born in Cleveland, Ohio. Daughter of Grand Ole Opry star Dottie West, she claims the Country Music Association’s vocal duo honor along with David Frizzell in 1981 and ’82, and adds three solo hits in ’83, led by “Jose Cuervo”.

1925 – Mac Wiseman born in Crimora, Virginia. He works as a sideman for Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, and releases his own solo bluegrass records for the Dot label. Wiseman also serves as a founding member of the Country Music Association.

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