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Today In Country Music History

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Today In Country Music History: Billy Currington

Happy 38th birthday goes out to Billy Currington today.  Born William Matthew "Billy" Currington in Savannah, Georgia in 1973.

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Today In Country Music History: The Foundation

According to  CMT.com, it was today back in 2008 that the Zac Brown Band released their first major label studio album.  I say major label album because there were 2 others (Far From Einstyne and Homegrown) that were released before 'The Foundation'.  But there's no doubt that this is the one that put the Georgia band on the map.

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Today In Country Music History: Come On Over

Shania Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Windsor, Ontario.  Today in country music history, she had a CD certified 20 times platinum.  Her album "Come On Over" became the best selling album by a female of all time.

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Today In Country Music History: Check Yes Or No [Video]

George Strait has more number one hits than any other singer in any genre.  That's right....any genre.  According to CMT.com, it was today in country music history that he began a 4 week stay at the top of the charts with "Check Yes Or No".

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Today In Country Music History: Miranda Lambert

Happy Birthday goes out today to Miranda Lambert!  Last night she won Female Vocalist Of The Year at the CMAs but it was 28 years ago that she was brought into this world.

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Jamey Johnson and George Strait at the 2007 ACMA awards
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Today In Country Music History: Give It Away

According to CMT.com it was today back in 2005 that Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson, and Buddy Cannon sat down to write George Strait's 41st number one hit, "Give It Away".

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Today In Country Music History: Bucky Covington

Happy birthday goes out today to William Joel Covington III.  He's also known as Bucky Covington and according to CMT.com  it was today back in 1977 that he was born.

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Today In Country Music History: Music City Walk Of Fame

Hollywood has a walk of fame for their stars so why wouldn't Nashville want to celebrate the incredible number of stars that have come from their city and walked their streets.  On November 5th, 2006, they started up their very own Music City Walk Of Fame.

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Today In Country Music History: How Do You Like Me Now?!

Toby Keith's first album for Dreamworks Records was a huge one.  It was his first CD since parting ways with Mercury records and it went platinum.  With the singles, "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This", "Country Comes To Town", and the title track, "How Do You Like Me Now?!" Toby Keith began to really make his mark on country music.

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Today In Country Music History: Happy Birthday Big Kenny

Happy birthday today to Kenny Alphin.  He's known better as Big Kenny from the duo Big & Rich.

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Today In Country Music History: Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning

Alan Jackson like much of the United States had a heavy heart after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.  It must have really weighed on him so much that he said the song, "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" seemed to just flow from his pen.

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Today In Country Music History: Only In America [Video]

It was today back in 2001 that 'Only In America'  shot to the top of the charts.  It was the second of three number one hits from the CD 'Steers And Stripes'.

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