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Day In Country Music History

Merle Haggard
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2010 Taylor Swift wins four times at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, aired on CBS from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. “Fearless” takes Album of the Year and Best Country Album; “White Horse” earns Best Country Female Vocal and Best Country Song

2008 The Carrie Underwood video for “All-American Girl” has its premiere on CMT

2006 The Johnny Cash biopic “Walk The Line” receives five Oscar nominations, with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon up for Best Actor and Actress. Dolly Parton’s “Travellin’ Thru,” from “Transamerica,” is nominated for Best Original Song

2004 On the eve of the Super Bowl, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson perform in a live installment of “CMT Crossroads” from Houston with Aerosmith members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry

1997 Tim McGraw’s “Not A Moment Too Soon” album is certified quintuple-platinum

1993 Garth Brooks sings the national anthem during a pre-game show that also features Tanya Tucker, Billy Burnette and Fleetwood Mac at Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Dallas beats Buffalo, 52-17

1987 Tyler Hubbard is born in Snellville, Georgia. He becomes one-half of Florida Georgia Line, earning a platinum single with its 2012 release “Cruise,” which also propels the duo to two Country Music Association awards

1977 Loretta Lynn wins twice at the American Music Awards, and Johnny Cash becomes the first country artist to win the Award of Merit. Also winning: Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John and The Eagles

1970 Tom T. Hall appears at #1 on the Billboard country chart for the first time with “A Week In A Country Jail”

1968 Merle Haggard records “The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde,” inspired by the Warren Beatty movie, at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood

Merle In 2014 Ultimate Grammy Appearance

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