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Alan Jackson first recording contract
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27 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Signs His First Recording Contract

On June 26, 1989, a struggling young country singer named Alan Jackson signed his first recording contract.

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Dixie Chicks Fly diamond status
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14 Years Ago: The Dixie Chicks’ ‘Fly’ Certified Diamond

On June 25, 2002, the Dixie Chicks achieved a career milestone that only a few country artists have.

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Garth Brooks Grand Ole Opry debut
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27 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut

On June 24, 1989, Garth Brooks made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.

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Brooks and Dunn Brand New Man triple platinum
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23 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Brand New Man’ Goes Triple Platinum

On June 23, 1993, Brooks & Dunn's 'Brand New Man' album was certified triple platinum, becoming the first album in country music history to sell that many copies.

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5 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Reveals Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Five years ago today, on June 22, 2011, Glen Campbell fans learned that the iconic singer had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

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Shania Twain The Woman in Me plainum
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21 Years Ago: Shania Twain’s ‘The Woman in Me’ Goes Platinum

On June 22, 1995, Shania Twain earned her first platinum album with her sophomore record, The Woman in Me.

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Gretchen Wilson Here for the Party gold platinum
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12 Years Ago: Gretchen Wilson’s ‘Here for the Party’ Goes Gold, Platinum

On June 21, 2004, Gretchen Wilson struck gold -- and platinum.

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Taylor Swift Tim McGraw song
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10 Years Ago: Taylor Swift’s ‘Tim McGraw’ Is Released

On June 19, 2006, Taylor Swift's debut single, "Tim McGraw," was released.

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Blake Shelton birthday
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40 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Is Born in Ada, Okla.

On June 18, 1976, Blake Shelton was born in Ada, Okla.

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Garth Brooks Capitol Records
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28 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Signs With Capitol Records

On June 17, 1988, Garth Brooks signed with Capitol Records.

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