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2011 Capitol releases Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End” to radio
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2005 Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are announced by the Country Music Association as the latest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame

2002 Alan Jackson collects a whopping 10 nominations for the 36th annual Country Music Association awards, breaking a 32-year-old record held by Merle Haggard

1996 Billy Ray Cyrus performs the national anthem at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, as Bill Clinton is nominated for re-election

1995 K.T. Oslin has quadruple-bypass heart surgery at Nashville’s St. Thomas Hospital

1981 “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me” takes Ronnie Milsap to #1 on the Billboard country chart

1966 Singer-songwriter Shawn Camp is born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Signed to Reprise in the 1990s, he nets hits as a songwriter with George Strait’s “River Of Love,” Garth Brooks’ “Two Pina Coladas” and Josh Turner’s “Would You Go With Me”

1956 Keyboard player Dan Truman is born in St. George, Utah. He joins Diamond Rio, whose tight harmonies and positive values combine in a series of hits, including “Meet In The Middle,” “I Believe” and “One More Day”

1952 Songwriter Don Schlitz is born in Durham, North Carolina. His hits include “The Gambler,” “Forever And Ever, Amen,” “On The Other Hand,” “Strong Enough To Bend,” “When You Say Nothing At All” and “I Feel Lucky,” among many others

1927 Jimmy C. Newman is born in High Point, Louisiana. He becomes the rare Cajun artist to achieve commercial success in country music, with more than 10 Top 10 hits from 1954-1966, leading to his entry into the Grand Ole Opry

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