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2011 Luke Bryan earns a platinum single with “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”

2007 Billy Currington travels to Hawaii to begin therapy for anger issues related to the abuse he suffered from a stepfather in childhood. The abuser was actually the subject of Currington’s first hit, “Walk A Little Straighter”

    
2004 Lonestar’s animated “Mr. Mom” video debuts on CMT

2003 Toby Keith collects seven nominations for the 37th annual Country Music Association Awards, making him the frontrunner. Brooks & Dunn, Johnny Cash and Brad Paisley each nab four

2000 Pam Tillis joins the Grand Ole Opry, performing “All The Good Ones Are Gone” and “Maybe It Was Memphis.” Darryl Worley makes his Opry debut the same night

1997 LeAnn Rimes’ version of “How Do I Live” earns a gold single

1992 Alan Jackson goes double-platinum for the first time, with his “Don’t Rock The Jukebox” album

1985 Brian Kelley is born in Daytona Beach, Florida. While attending Belmont University in Nashville, he co-founds the duo Florida Georgia Line, earning a multi-platinum single with its 2012 release “Cruise”

1974 John Denver records “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles during the first night of a concert run that will become the album “An Evening With John Denver”

1961 Guitarist Jimmy Olander is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He becomes a member of Diamond Rio, whose crisp harmonies and instrumental prowess net such melodic hits as “Meet In The Middle,” “One More Day” and “How Your Love Makes Me Feel”

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