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The Birth of Blue This Day in Country Music – August 28th (Video)

From birth to Grammy winner all in 13 years!

1982 – LeAnn Rimes born in Jackson, Mississippi. After releasing her first hit, “Blue,” at age 13, she wins a Grammy for Best New Artist, becoming one of country’s most powerful vocalists.

2011 – Rapper Nicki Minaj is a surprise guest during Taylor Swift’s concert at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The two collaborate on Minaj’s “Super Bass”.


2001 – Sara Evans earns five nominations from the Country Music Association to lead all finalists. Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson and the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack each pick up four, while Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley net three apiece.


1993 – Tracy Lawrence earns a #1 country single in Billboard with “Can’t Break It To My Heart”.


1992 – “Honeymoon In Vegas” premieres, with Elvis impersonators and Nicolas Cage. The film features Presley remakes by Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant, among others.


1982 – George Strait notches his first #1 single with “Fool Hearted Memory”.


1981 – Jake Owen born in Winter Haven, Florida. The Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist in 2009, he nets hits with “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You,” “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Eight Second Ride”.


1973 – Tanya Tucker records “Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone).” While songwriter David Allan Coe attends the session, his car is stolen from the Columbia Studio parking lot.


1968 – Tammy Wynette writes and records “Stand By Your Man” at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville.


1965 – Eileen Edwards born in Windsor, Ontario. As Shania Twain, she becomes the first woman to sell more than 10 million copies apiece of consecutive albums–“The Woman In Me” and “Come On Over”–and wins the CMA entertainer award in 1999.

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