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Tex Ritter paved the way for Country Music recognition at the Oscars back in 1952, when he won Best Original Song for “The Battle of High Noon.”

Here are 7 other times when Country Music hit the Red Carpet at the Academy awards:

1. Dolly Parton received her first Oscar nod back in 1980 with her classic “Nine to Five.”

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2.That same year Dolly’s pal Willie Nelson was also nominated for his iconic song “On The Road Again.”

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3. In 1997 Trisha Yearwood’s “How Do I Live” which was on the Con Air soundtrack, received a nod.

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4. Ryan Bingham and T. Bone Burnett captured the award in 2005 for the song “The Weary Kind” from the film Crazy Heart.

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5. In 2006 Dolly Parton was nominated once again for “Travelin’ Thru” featured in the film TransAmerica.

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6. Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Coming Home” from Country Strong scored a nomination in 2011.

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7.  And this year, Glen Campbell, the Rhinestone Cowboy scored a nomination for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” featured in his documentary titled Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me, based on his journey with his Alzheimer’s Disease. Will Country Music take home the Oscar this year? We’ll have to wait and see!

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