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  • Sep 4, 1890
    Belmont College opens in Nashville. The school develops a music business curriculum in the 1970s, providing an important building block for such acts as Trisha Yearwood, Brad Paisley, Josh Turner and Florida Georgia Line, among others
    Mar 13, 1951
    The Southern Baptist Convention buys Ward Belmont College in Nashville. The school opens a music business program in the 1970s, providing a link to the industry for students Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Turner, Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line, among others
    Nov 12, 1996
    Vince Gill hosts his annual charity basketball game at Nashville's Belmont University. Participants include Doug Supernaw, Paul Brandt, Billy Dean, Bryan White, Suzy Bogguss, Terri Clark, Amy Grant, Jo Dee Messina, George "Goober" Lindsey and Cledus T. Judd
    Sep 8, 1997
    Garth Brooks appears unannounced during a benefit for Nashville's Belmont University at the Grand Ole Opry House, where he joins Trisha Yearwood to perform "In Another's Eyes"
    Nov 3, 1997
    Vince Gill hosts his eighth annual celebrity basketball game at Nashville's Belmont University, raising $75,000 for scholarships. Among the more than 30 participants: Kix Brooks, Jo Dee Messina, Amy Grant, Terri Clark, Faith Hill and James Bonamy
    Nov 2, 1998
    Vince Gill's annual celebrity basketball game at Belmont University attracts Terri Clark and Asleep At The Wheel's Ray Benson, among others
    Oct 17, 2001
    Nashville's Belmont University announces it has acquired Ocean Way Studios, a major recording site just blocks from campus. Among the facility's previous clients: Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack
    Dec 7, 2010
    Curb Records owner Mike Curb, a major donor to Nashville's Belmont University, steps into a controversy when he tells The Tennessean the school should reverse the dismissal of a coach it removed for being a lesbian
    Mar 28, 2012
    Brad Paisley announces he has established a scholarship in the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at his alma mater, Nashville's Belmont University
    Dec 23, 2014
    Belmont University student Louisa Wendorff posts a video on YouTube that features a duet with classmate Devin Dawson mashing up Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" and "Style." The video garners more than 30 million views and leads to Dawson signing a recording contract with Atlantic

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