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This Day in Country Music History, March 24

Jennifer Nettles teams with Cheap Trick on "CMT Crossroads." The episode includes the Sugarland hits "Stay," "Something More" and "Settlin'," plus the classic-rock titles "I Want You To Want Me" and "Dream Police"
Trace Adkins jokingly gives team member Stephen Baldwin the finger during an episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice," hosted by Donald Trump on NBC. They win an assignment to promote a haircare product, guaranteeing they'll be back the next week
Dierks Bentley settles in at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Home"
"Live from New York..." Carrie Underwood is the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," performing "Before He Cheats" and "Wasted." The installment is hosted by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning
Keith Urban's "Making Memories Of Us" video has its television premiere on CMT
Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts pick up four nominations apiece in the third annual CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards
Faith Hill performs "There You'll Be," from the movie "Pearl Harbor," during the Oscar awards at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre. "For The Birds" wins Best Animated Short; the movie features a score created by Riders In The Sky
"Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)" drives Alabama to the top position on the Billboard country singles chart
Toby Keith marries Tricia Lucus
Songwriter Natalie Hemby is born in Nashville. Married to producer Mike Wrucke, she pens Lady Antebellum's "Downtown"; Little Big Town's "Pontoon"; Justin Moore's "You Look Like I Need A Drink"; and the Miranda Lambert hits "White Liar" and "Automatic"