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This Day in Country Music History, January 23

Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young make guest appearances on ABC-TV's "Nashville," showing up at a music-business party. Music in the episode includes Jack Ingram's "Barefoot And Crazy," plus tracks by Thomas Rhett and Edens Edge
Martina McBride delivers the national anthem at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, while Joe Nichols and Hank Williams Jr. perform at halftime in the AFC Championship Game. The Steelers ground the New York Jets, 24-19
Carrie Underwood picks up four nods to lead all artists as the nominees are announced for the second annual CMT Online Awards
Carrie Underwood claims four victories to top the list as the Loaded Awards winners are announced
Big Kenny Alphin, of Big & Rich, marries wardrobe stylist Christiev Carothers on a mountaintop in Deadwood, South Dakota. The couple met during the video shoot for Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman"
Clint Black collects his first platinum album from the RIAA, for "Killin' Time"
Reba McEntire nets a gold album from the RIAA, for "Whoever's In New England"
Singer/songwriter Josh Thompson is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Two singles, "Beer On The Table" and the title track, lead his first album, "Way Out Here," to a Top 10 debut in 2010. He also authors Jason Aldean's "Any Ol' Barstool" and Blake Shelton's "I'll Name The Dogs"
Elvis Presley records "Suspicious Minds" at the American Studios in Memphis
Singer/songwriter Harley Allen is born in Dayton, Ohio. He writes Alan Jackson's "Between The Devil And Me," Darryl Worley's "Awful, Beautiful Life" and Blake Shelton's "The Baby." He also sings harmonies on The Soggy Bottom Boys' "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow"