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This Day in Country Music History, July 11

2006
Carrie Underwood performs "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. The American League beats the National League, 3-2
1995
Before the All-Star Game at Arlington, Texas, Lyle Lovett sings "The Star-Spangled Banner," while Michelle Wright delivers the Canadian national anthem. The National League defeats the American League, 3-2
1987
"All My Ex's Live In Texas" takes George Strait to #1 on the Billboard country chart
1982
Dolly Parton's second movie, "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas," with Burt Reynolds, premieres in Austin
1981
Earl Thomas Conley scores his first #1 single in Billboard with "Fire & Smoke"
1978
Singer/songwriter Jonathan Singleton is born in Milan, Tennessee. Signed to Universal South in 2007, he authors Gary Allan's "Watching Airplanes," Billy Currington's "Don't," David Nail's "Let It Rain" and Josh Turner's "Why Don't We Just Dance"
1973
Singer/songwriter Scotty Emerick is born in Hollywood, Florida. He joins Toby Keith's band and becomes a co-writer on such hits as "Beer For My Horses," "Whiskey Girl," "I Love This Bar" and "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight"
1955
Elvis Presley records "Mystery Train" and "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" at Memphis' Sun Recording Studio
1952
Hank Williams records "You Win Again" a day after his divorce is finalized, along with "I Won't Be Home No More" at the Castle Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel
1947
Singer/guitarist Jeff Hanna is born in Detroit, Michigan. He helps found The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, whose historic 1972 album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album pre-dates a string of country hits in the 1980s
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