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Brad Paisley Grand Ole Opry debut
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16 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut

Sixteen years ago today, on May 28, 1999, Brad Paisley fulfilled a dream he'd held since childhood, when he made his debut performance on the Grand Ole Opry.

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The Eagles Hell Freezes Over Tour
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21 Years Ago: The Eagles Reunite for Hell Freezes Over Tour

Twenty-one years ago today (May 27, 1994), the Eagles reunited for the first time in 14 years to kick off their Hell Freezes Over Tour at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. -- and it was at least partly thanks to one of country music's biggest stars.

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Brooks and Dunn Brand New Man gold
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23 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn Earn First Gold Album With ‘Brand New Man’

Twenty-three years ago today, on May 26, 1992, Brooks & Dunn were toasting to their success. It was on this day that the then-new duo earned their first gold album, signifying sales of 500,000 units, for their freshman record, Brand New Man.

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Alan Jackson Drive for Daddy Gene No 1
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13 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘Drive (for Daddy Gene)’

Thirteen years ago today (May 25, 2002), Alan Jackson rode to the top of the charts with his single "Drive (for Daddy Gene)." But while the singer was quite used to the No. 1 slot -- the single marked his 20th time hitting the top of the charts -- this particular song was perhaps one of the most significant of his career.

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Rosanne Cash Seven Year Ache No 1
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34 Years Ago: Rosanne Cash Earns First No. 1 Single With ‘Seven Year Ache’

Thirty-four years ago today, on May 23, 1981, Rosanne Cash earned her first No. 1 single with "Seven Year Ache." The song, written by Cash, was the title track and debut single from her third studio album.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All
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23 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Records ‘Some Gave All’

Twenty-three years ago today, on May 19, 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus recorded "Some Gave All."

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George Strait birthday
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63 Years Ago: George Strait Is Born in Poteet, Texas

Happy 63rd birthday to George Strait! The singer was born on this day (May 18) in 1952.

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Glen Campbell Gentle on My Mind
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48 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Records ‘Gentle on My Mind’

Forty-eight years ago today, on May 17, 1967, Glen Campbell had a career-changing day, although he likely wasn't aware of it at the time. It was on this day that the singer recorded "Gentle on My Mind," which was the title track of his August 1967 album.

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Faith Hill This Kiss No 1
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17 Years Ago: Faith Hill Hits No. 1 With ‘This Kiss’

Seventeen years ago today (May 16, 1998) was a big day for Faith Hill. It was on this date that the singer landed at the top of the charts with her single "This Kiss," which stayed in the No. 1 spot for three consecutive weeks.

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Bill Monroe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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18 Years Ago: Bill Monroe Is Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Eighteen years ago today (May 15, 1997) was a significant day for the family of Bill Monroe. It was on this day that the bluegrass founder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, less than one year after his death.

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