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Country Music Timeline: Elvis Joins The Army

March 24 –We’re 9 months away from Christmas Eve!  I think that because we got a second winter, we should get a second Christmas too.  Kenny Chesney’s buddy and Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning turns 35 today.  Warner Brothers’ character Sylvester The Cat turns 66 today too.  He never did get that Tweety Bird.  Now on with the country music history…

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Country Music Timeline: A Number One For Ray And Willie

March 23 –
A bit of a Spanish theme today as Ray Charles and Willie Nelson score a number one hit with “Seven Spanish Angels” and George Strait releases his first video in four years for “The Seashores Of Old Mexico.” It all happened on March 23rd on the Country Music Timeline…

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Country Music Timeline: Garth Tries His Hand At Baseball

March 19...today in country music history, Garth Brooks tries his hand at baseball and finds that he's still better at singing.  Billy Ray Cyrus finds the same thing about dancing, and Neal McCoy scores his first #1 hit...

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Country Music Timeline: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

461 – St. Patrick (The patron saint of Ireland) dies.  While it’s disputed what the actual date of his death was, we do know when the Holiday came to the U.S.  It was 1737 and it was celebrated in Boston, MA. 

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Country Music Timeline: The “New” Grand Ole Opry House

Today marks the anniversary at the "new" Grand Ole Opry House.  Plus, a bunch of songs make it to number one, Roy Acuff plays with his yo-yo in front of the president,  and LeAnn Rimes sees gold for the first time

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Country Music Timeline: Brad Paisley Gets Married At His Rehearsal

On this day in country music history, Brad Paisley pulls a huge prank...on his wedding guests, Carl Smith is born, Richie McDonald leaves Lonestar, and more! 

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Country Music Timeline: George And Tammy Split And Vince And Amy Welcome A Daughter

Did you know that Charley Pride was not only a huge baseball fan, but also a minor league player and a part owner?  Unfortunately today was not one of his better days with regards to his baseball career.  Find out why...

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Joe Diffie, Tracy Lawrence, Ronnie Milsap, Mark Chesnutt
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Country Music Timeline: Who Was Joe Diffie’s Ring Bearer?

March 11 -- Happy Anniversary to Joe Diffie who celebrates 11 years of marriage with his wife today.  Plus, which country singers take up acting on this day.  Click "Read More" to find out...

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Country Music Timeline: Carrie Underwood, Darryle Singletary, And Chuck Norris All Born Today In History

Yes.  That says today is Chuck Norris' birthday.  At one point, he was what Charlie Sheen is now.  By that I mean immensely popular.  Only people liked Chuck Norris.  But today is also a popular American Idol winner's birthday too.

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Country Music Timeline: Charley Pride Goes Gold And Carrie Underwood Gets Wasted

March 8th -- Carrie Underwood finds herself back on the American Idol Stage but this time as a guest and not a contestant.  Charley Pride and the Judds both find gold and the Oak Ridge Boys go platinum.  It all happens today in country music history...

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Country Music Timeline: CMT Is Born And Brad Paisley Is Bruised

It's time for today's Country Music Timeline.  Looking back in history, Skip Ewing is born, there's a discrepancy on CMT's birthday, and Brad Paisley has some bruises to remind him of this date.

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Country Music Timeline: Taylor Swift Gives Acting A Shot

Taylor Swift gives acting a shot, Gretchen Wilson releases "Redneck Woman" and we realize she's not acting at all, and Alabama is born as "Wild Country."

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