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Taylor Swift And Patsy Cline Both Make News This Day In Country Music – August 3rd

2010 – Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” receives an MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Female Video pitting her against Beyonce, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

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2001 – Trace Adkins’ “I’m Tryin'” video has its world premiere on CMT.


1999 – Patsy Cline receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


1993 – Giant releases Clay Walker’s self-titled debut album.


1991 – Johnny Lee makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.


1991 – Trisha Yearwood’s name appears at #1 in Billboard for the first time with her single “She’s In Love With The Boy”.


1985 – Alabama works its way to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Forty Hour Week (For A Livin’)”.


1974 – Billy “Crash” Craddock’s signature song, “Rub It In,” reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart.


1966 – Lonestar’s keyboard player Dean Sams born in Garland, Texas. Winners of the Academy of Country Music’s best new group or duo for 1995, the band earns hits with “Tequila Talkin’,” “No News” and the pop crossover single “Amazed”.


1953 – Songwriter-guitarist-producer Randy Scruggs born to Earl Scruggs in Nashville. His credits include Alison Krauss’ “When You Say Nothing At All,” Deana Carter’s “We Danced Anyway” and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2″.


1924 – Gordon Stoker, of The Jordanaires, born in Gleason, Tennessee. The quartet sings back-up on singles by Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Jimmy Dean and Tammy Wynette, among others, gaining enrollment in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

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