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This Day in Country Music History, July 22

2011
The Eli Young Band realizes its first gold single for "Crazy Girl"
2008
Mercury releases the Sugarland album "Love On The Inside"
2006
Brad Paisley's "The World" spins at #1 in Billboard
2004
Gretchen Wilson's "Here For The Party" video debuts on CMT
1995
Shania Twain collects her first #1 single in Billboard with "Any Man Of Mine"
1992
Earl Scruggs and Minnie Pearl receive National Medals of Arts from president George Bush at a White House ceremony
1989
George Strait ascends to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "What's Going On In Your World"
1982
Dolly Parton's "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas," co-starring Burt Reynolds, makes its Nashville premiere. The movie includes her remake of her own "I Will Always Love You"
1972
Charley Pride lays claim to the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart with "It's Gonna Take A Little Bit Longer"
1961
Patsy Cline comes on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in a wheelchair to assure fans she'll return to performing soon, following her June car accident
1947
Drummer-vocalist Don Henley is born in Gilmer, Texas. A founding member of The Eagles, Henley watches his songs become country hits for Johnny Rodriguez and Conway Twitty. He also adds supporting vocals to Trisha Yearwood's "Walkaway Joe"
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