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This Day in Country Music History, February 12

2012
Taylor Swift's "Mean" wins two trophies--Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance--during the 54th annual Grammy awards, aired on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles
2011
Dolly Parton's classic "I Will Always Love You" tops the list as CMT debuts "40 Greatest Love Songs"
2010
Columbia releases Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" to radio
2005
Rascal Flatts journeys to #1 in Billboard with "Bless The Broken Road"
1998
Alabama picks up three multi-platinum albums: "Mountain Music" is certified quintuple-platinum, "Roll On" hits quadruple-platinum, and "Greatest Hits, Volume III" reaches double-platinum
1993
Mercury Records releases Toby Keith's first hit, "Should've Been A Cowboy"
1986
The Judds grab their second gold album, for "Rockin' With The Rhythm"
1983
Crystal Gayle attains a #1 single in Billboard with the Rodney Crowell song "'Til I Can Gain Control Again"
1963
Buck Owens records "Act Naturally" at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood. The session also includes his first attempt at "My Heart Skips A Beat"
1944
Moe Bandy is born in Meridian, Mississippi. He thrives as a honky-tonk singer during the late-1970s and early-'80s with a string of hits dominated by cheatin'-themed singles and good-ol'-boy duets with Joe Stampley
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