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This Day in Country Music History, May 23

2013
Carrie Underwood pledges $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid recovery efforts after tornados ripped through her native Oklahoma
2012
Reba McEntire sings "Turn On The Radio" with contestant Skylar Laine on the season finale of FOX-TV's "American Idol," live from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery attend as competitor Jessica Sanchez covers "I Will Always Love You"
2011
The Luke Bryan video for "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)" premieres on CMT
2010
Ferlin Husky and songwriter/producer Billy Sherrill are inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in the official medallion ceremony
2006
Brad Paisley claims three trophies at the 41st annual Academy of Country Music awards, aired by CBS from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Dolly Parton duet, "When I Get Where I'm Going," takes Vocal Event and Video of the Year; "Time Well Wasted" is Album
1992
Sawyer Brown collects a #1 single in Billboard with "Some Girls Do"
1981
Rosanne Cash nets her first #1 country single in Billboard with "Seven Year Ache"
1974

Singer/songwriter Jewel Kilcher is born in Payson, Utah. Known professionally as Jewel, she gets established as a pop star in 1996, segueing into the country charts with the 2008 single "Stronger Woman"

1958
Shelly West is born in Cleveland, Ohio. The daughter of Dottie West, she shares the Country Music Association's Vocal Duo of the Year honor with David Frizzell in 1981 and '82, and earns three solo hits in '83, led by "Jose Cuervo"
1925
Mac Wiseman is born in Crimora, Virginia. He works as a sideman for Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, and releases his own solo bluegrass records for the Dot label. Wiseman also serves as a founding member of the Country Music Association and joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014
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