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This Day in Country Music History, April 23

2012
Carrie Underwood is the leading contender in the CMT Music Awards as she picks up five nominations, including two for "Good Girl" and two for the Brad Paisley collaboration "Remind Me"
2009
Evansville declares Taylor Swift Day as the singer kicks off her first headlining tour at Roberts Stadium with Kellie Pickler opening. Swift also receives a key to the city
2006
Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney marries Tiffany Fallon at the One & Only Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
2002
BNA releases Kenny Chesney's album "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems"
1996
Bryan White meets "Second Noah" actress Erika Page for the first time during the Sizzlin' Country concert for cystic fibrosis in Los Angeles. They begin dating a year later and marry in 2000
1994
Lari White marries Chuck Cannon, a co-writer on John Michael Montgomery's "I Love The Way You Love Me"
1992
A 13-mile stretch of Mississippi Highway 23 is renamed for Tammy Wynette
1968
Vocalist/guitarist Tim Womack is born in Brownwood, Texas. He helps form Sons Of The Desert, whose 1997 debut album yields hits with "Whatever Comes First" and "Leaving October." The group also sings on Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance"
1956
Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut, with Shecky Green and the Freddy Martin Orchestra, at the New Frontier Hotel. Reaction is so negative, his four-week booking ends after two weeks
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