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2012 Taylor Swift spends the day shooting the “Begin Again” video in Paris, France

2010 Carrie Underwood performs her first concert at the historic Hollywood Bowl. Randy Travis is a surprise guest on “I Told You So,” and rock guitarist Orianthi joins Underwood on “Last Name”

2009 CMT premieres a bundle of videos: Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova,” Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice,” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar,” Kenny Chesney & Dave Matthews’ “I’m Alive” and Reba McEntire’s “Consider Me Gone”

1996 George Strait takes three trophies during the 30th annual Country Music Association awards, aired by CBS from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Strait takes Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for “Blue Clear Sky”; and Single, for “Check Yes Or No”

1991 George Bush becomes the first president to attend the Country Music Association awards, where Garth Brooks wins four trophies: Entertainer of the Year; Album (“No Fences”); Single (“Friends In Low Places”); and Music Video (“The Thunder Rolls”)

1986 The Everly Brothers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

1972 United Artists releases The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s album “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” featuring Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Vassar Clements, Junior Huskey, Norman Blake and Bashful Brother Oswald

    
1967 Singer-songwriter Gillian Welch is born in New York City. The earthy performer becomes an acclaimed member of the alternative country movement, appearing on the “Hope Floats” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtracks

1954 Elvis Presley makes his only appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Opry manager Jim Denny allegedly tells him not to give up his day job

1954 Guitarist Greg Jennings is born in Nicoma Park, Oklahoma. He joins Restless Heart, playing on such smooth hits as “Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right),” “I’ll Still Be Loving You” and “Bluest Eyes In Texas.” He also plays on hits by Dan Seals, Rob Crosby and BlackHawk

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