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Shakin’ It For The Squirrels This Day in Country Music – August 26th (Video)

2011 – Luke Bryan earns a platinum single with… “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”.


2007 – Billy Currington travels to Hawaii to begin therapy for anger issues related to the abuse he suffered from a stepfather in childhood. The abuser was actually the subject of Currington’s first hit, “Walk A Little Straighter”.


2004 – Lonestar’s animated “Mr. Mom” video debuts on CMT.


2003 – Toby Keith collects seven nominations for the 37th annual Country Music Association Awards, making him the frontrunner. Brooks & Dunn, Johnny Cash and Brad Paisley each nab four.


2000 – Pam Tillis joins the Grand Ole Opry, performing “All The Good Ones Are Gone” and “Maybe It Was Memphis.” Darryl Worley makes his Opry debut the same night.


1997 – LeAnn Rimes’ version of “How Do I Live” earns a gold single.


1992 – Alan Jackson goes double-platinum for the first time, with his “Don’t Rock The Jukebox” album.


1985 – Brian Kelley is born in Daytona Beach, Florida. While attending Belmont University in Nashville, he co-founds the duo Florida Georgia Line, earning a multi-platinum single with its 2012 release “Cruise”.


1974 – John Denver records “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles during the first night of a concert run that will become the album “An Evening With John Denver”.


1961 – Guitarist Jimmy Olander is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He becomes a member of Diamond Rio, whose crisp harmonies and instrumental prowess net such melodic hits as “Meet In The Middle,” “One More Day” and “How Your Love Makes Me Feel”.

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