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Taylor Swift Wins Four, George Strait Checks Yes … Or Was It No? – Today In Country Music History

Taylor Swift poses with the Performer of the Year award at the 45th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

One year ago today, Taylor Swift (This year’s CMA Performer of the Year) took home 4 CMA awards, Carrie Underwood was at the top of the charts with a song about cheating boyfriends on this date in 2006 and George Strait was singing a musical question in 1995.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 11.11.11.

  • Jason Aldean‘s duet with Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” was released to radio in 2010.
  • Taylor Swift won four times during the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards at Nashville’s Sommet Center in 2009, taking Entertainer of the Year; Female Vocalist; Album for Fearless; and Music Video, for “Love Story”.
  • Taylor Swift‘s Fearless album was released in 2008.
  • Carrie Underwood claimed the top of the Billboard country chart with “Before He Cheats” in 2006.
  • Montgomery Gentry earned their first gold single for “Gone” in 2005.
  • Dixie Chick Emily Robison and her husband, Charlie, welcomed son Charles Augustus Robison in 2002.
  • George Strait‘s single “Check Yes or No” hit Number One in 1995.
  • Reba McEntire signed her first recording contract with Mercury Records in 1975.

Here’s George Strait from back in ’95.


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