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  • Jun 4, 1998
    Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn and teen pop group Hanson perform via satellite on TV screens in 1,200 Walmart locations, in a benefit for Children's Miracle Network
    May 22, 2002
    Walmart begins airing spots that use Phil Vassar's "Words Are Your Wheels" during the Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS-TV. The song was written to aid a Walmart literacy campaign
    Oct 20, 2002
    Johnny Cash tells The Los Angeles Times he's mellowed significantly: "We'll go to Walmart and I'll get one of those electric carts and just race through the aisles. Imagine that being the highlight of your day"
    Apr 12, 2003
    Walmart and Sam's Club stores observe National Literacy Day by having celebrities read to kids. Among participants: Diamond Rio, in North Dakota; Steve Wariner, in Indiana; Jo Dee Messina, in Indianapolis; and Billy Gilman, in Rhode Island
    Nov 1, 2003
    Tracy Byrd's Tiny Town Products launches at Walmart. The food line includes a number of marinades and dry seasonings
    Dec 3, 2003
    Jeff Bates begins sitting on a roof for two chilly days and nights at a Walmart in Wichita, Kansas, to bring in donations for the Marines Toys For Tots program
    Jun 3, 2005
    Garth Brooks sings three songs--"The Dance," "The River" and "Friends In Low Places"--at the Walmart shareholders meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The performance fuels speculation that Brooks' retirement might be entering a new phase
    Jul 12, 2005
    Lost Highway releases Willie Nelson's reggae album, "Countryman." The cover features a drawing of a marijuana plant, except in Walmart stores, where the artwork is a palm tree
    Aug 19, 2005
    Walmart announces Garth Brooks has signed a deal making his music available exclusively through the retail chain
    Aug 24, 2005
    Kellie Pickler is on hand to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" when Walmart opens a new superstore in her hometown of Albemarle, North Carolina

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