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May 26th: On This Day

On this day in 1949, Hank Williams Jr. is born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Hank Jr. started his career out at eight-years-old, singing his father's songs, and did so for many years.  near-fatal fall off the side…
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May 25th: On This Day

On this day in 2011, Scotty McCreery won FOX's "American Idol. He would go on to sing "Live Like You Were Dying" on the episode with Tim McGraw. Runner-up Lauren Alaina dueted with Carrie Underwood on…
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May 24th: On This Day

On this day in 2010, Josh Turner received a Gold Single for his hit song "Why Don't We Just Dance".  The song was released as the lead-off single from his album Haywire.  "Why Don't We Just Dance"…
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May 23rd: On This Day

On this day in 2009, Sugarland's "It Happens" was at #1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart. The song was released as the third single from their album Love on the Inside. The single also peaked…
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May 22nd: On This Day

On this day in 1973, Tanya Tucker scored her very first #1 with "What's Your Mama's Name". The song was released as the first single to her second album, which is also called What's Your Mama's Name.…
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May 19th: On This Day

On this day in 2014, Luke Bryan's singles "Drink a Beer" and "Play It Again" were both Certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA. "Drink a Beer" was his seventh number one on the Billboard…
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May 18th: On This Day

On this day in 2005, Gretchen Wilson was awarded her first Gold Single for "Here for the Party" and a Platinum Single for "Redneck Woman". "Redneck Woman" was the lead-off single to the multi-platinum debut album.…
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May 17th: On This Day

On this day in 1980, Merle Haggard and Clint Eastwood's "Bar Room Buddies" hit the charts. The song would end up going #1 on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart. The single was featured on the…
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May 16th: On This Day

On this day in 1989, Reba McEntire's Greatest Hits became the singer's first platinum album. The album covered Reba's hit singles from 1984 through 1986. No new material was recorded for the album. Greatest Hits peaked at…
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May 15th: On This Day

On this day in 1999, Keifer Thompson and Shawna McIlwain got married in Nashville. The couple ultimately becomes country duo Thompson Square.   Thompson and McIlwain have released two albums as Thompson square, which together produced two #1 hit…
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