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This Day in Country Music History, September 30

2014
Warner Bros. releases the Blake Shelton album "Bringing Back The Sunshine"
2013
The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry gets engaged to Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia at her parents' home in Greeneville, Tennessee
2006
George Strait lifts the Jamey Johnson-penned "Give It Away" to the top of the Billboard country singles chart
1992
Vince Gill and Garth Brooks are double-winners in the 26th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Gill, who co-hosts with Reba McEntire on CBS, takes Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for "Look At Us"
1985
Steve Earle records "Guitar Town" at Nashville's Sound Stage
1975
Chris Lucas is born in Baltimore, Maryland. He's one-half of LoCash, which earns its first in 2015 with "I Love This Life." Lucas also co-writes Tim McGraw's "Truck Yeah" and Keith Urban's "You Gonna Fly"
1963
Eddie Montgomery is born in Lancaster, Kentucky. He joins Troy Gentry to form the Southern rock-tinged Montgomery Gentry, winning Vocal Duo of the Year honors from the Country Music Association in 2000. The duo joins the Grand Ole Opry in 2009
1958
Marty Stuart is born in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He plays mandolin for Lester Flatt as a teen before building a solo career that features rockabilly-tinged hits and a Golden Globe nomination. He marries fellow Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith
1954
Patsy Cline signs her first recording contract with Bill McCall, of Four Star Records
1953
Deborah Allen is born in Memphis, Tennessee. She earns a Grammy nomination for her 1983 performance of "Baby I Lied," but also writes John Conlee's "I'm Only In It For The Love," Janie Fricke's "Let's Stop Talkin' About It" and Patty Loveless' "Hurt Me Bad (In A Real Good Way)"
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