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This Day in Country Music History, April 25

2012
Brad Paisley appears on an episode of the animated Comedy Central series "South Park," singing the national anthem at a fictitious Denver Nuggets basketball game and performing "I Swear" with Cartman
2011
USA Weekend reveals the CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year nominees: Lee Brice's "Love Like Crazy"; Aaron Lewis' "Country Boy"; Jerrod Niemann's "Lover, Lover"; The Band Perry's "If I Die Young"; and Thompson Square's "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"
2009
Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander runs 13.1 miles in the Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon in two hours, 10 minutes. Marty Roe completes it in 2:20 and The Dancehall Doctors' Jeff McMahon does it in 3:36
2005
Lonestar guitarist Michael Britt and his wife, Rene, have a daughter, Hillary Quinn Britt
2003
Brooks & Dunn kick off their third annual Neon Circus & Wild West Show concert tour in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Their supporting acts include Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Aaron Lines and Jeff Bates
1990
Clint Black claims four trophies in the 25th annual Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC from Hollywood's Pantages Theatre: Top Male and New Male Vocalist; Album of the Year, for "Killin' Time"; and Single Record of the Year, for "A Better Man"
1986
The Judds receive their first platinum album, for "Why Not Me"
1985
"Big River" opens on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theater. Featuring music written by Roger Miller, the play goes on to win seven Tony awards, including Best Score
1965
Rory Lee Feek is born in Atchison, Kansas. He forms the duo Joey+Rory with his wife, Joey Martin, and authors Blake Shelton's "Some Beach," Clay Walker's "The Chain Of Love" and Easton Corbin's "A Little More Country Than That"
1945
Stu Cook is born in Oakland, California. Cook plays bass in the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, and later plays with country's Southern Pacific, who mix smooth harmonies with brisk backbeats in "The Perfect Stranger" and "New Shade Of Blue"
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