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Carrie Underwood Graduates, Naomi Judd Marries-Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of May 6

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2006- Carrie Underwood graduates magna cum laude from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, as she receives her bachelor of arts degree.  After she wins American Idol in 2005, she promises to go back to school and finish her education.

2006- Bon Jovi makes a surprise appearance at No. 1 with Jennifer Nettles on the hit ‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home.’

2000- George Strait smokes a cigar at the Kentucky Derby at Louisville’s Churchill Down, along with Kid Rock, Chaka Khan, ‘N Sync and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

1989- Naomi Judd marries Larry Strickland in Nashville. Ashley and Wynonna Judd serve as bridesmaids and Wynonna performs with band member and producer Don Potter.  Larry is a former back-up vocalist for Elvis Presley and a former member of the Judds touring band.

1985- Alabama is the biggest act in Country Music by winning Entertainer of the Year, Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year for ‘Roll On’ at the Academy Of Country Music awards.

1935- The Carter Family records ‘Can The Circle Be Unbroken (Bye And Bye)’ at the ARC Studios in New York City.  On it’s way to becoming a Country Music Classic, the song title eventually evolves into ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken.’  The title is also inscribed above plaques in the rotunda at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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