2009 - From the odd pairings department: Taylor Swift records "Thug Story" with rapper T-Pain. The track uses her song "Love Story" for a satirical show opener at the following week's CMT Music Awards.
On this day in 2010, Tim Mcgraw, Faith Hill, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts performed for Acm Presents: Brooks & Dunn – The Last Rodeo, the tribute concert special honoring Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn.
On this day in 2010, George Strait reached an historic Billboard chart milestone, garnering another top 10 on Billboard's Country Songs chart in an unprecedented 30th consecutive year. "I Gotta Get To You" was his 82nd top 10 hit.
On this day in 2010, Blake Shelton's album, Hillbilly Bone, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart … Hillbilly Bone also came in at #2 on the list of top country albums, selling over 71 thousand copies its first week.