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Shania Twain Dominates the US Country Charts

Country Music History – On This Day

1938 – Singer/songwriter/producer Norro Wilson is born in Scottsville, Kentucky. He died of heart failure on June 8, 2017

1944 – Songwriter Bob McDill is born in Walden, Texas.

1971 – Music artist Clay Davidson is born in Saltville, Virginia.

1977 – Kenny Rogers is #1 on the Country Charts with Lucille.

1996 – Shania Twain continues to dominate the US Country Music Charts with The Woman in Me at #1.

2006 – Hank Williams Jr. surrenders to police due to a warrant issued as the result of an alleged assault. The charges would be later dropped in 2007 due to a lack of evidence.

George Jones Arrested (On This Day in 1982)

March 30: On This Day

1982 – George Jones is arrested and charged with drunken driving after he wrecks driving home in Mississippi.

1984 – Country music singer/songwriter Justin Moore is born.

1990 – Country superstar Thomas Rhett (Akins Jr.) is born.

1998 – Clint Black holds at #1 on the Country Singles Chart with Nothin’ but The Taillights.

2006 – Carrie Underwood is #1 on the Country Charts with her debut album Some Hearts.

Willie Nelson #1 Yet Again

March 13th in Country Music History

1930: Country music singer and Grand Ole Opry star Jan Howard is born in West Plains, Missouri.

1963: Singer/songwriter Billy Yates is born in Doniphan, Missouri.

1980: Willie Nelson sits at #1 on the Country Chart with “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” the title of a song from the soundtrack for The Electric Horseman.

1987: George Strait dominates at #1 on the Country Chart with Ocean Front Property, his seventh studio album and Strait’s first to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart.

2005: Rascal Flatts takes #1 on the US Country Music Album Chart with Feels Like Today.

2012: Lady Antebellum are at #1 on the US County Chart with Own the Night, which won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards.

2015: A Woodstock woman takes out legal action suing Willie Nelson, claiming that the lyrics of a song on his Heroes album were “substantially and strikingly similar” to one written by her and her partner. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Atlanta by Ashley Wilson and the estate of Mark Reynolds contended Nelson’s 2012 song, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” was written by Wilson and Reynolds in 1990.

Alan Jackson Scores First #1 Hit in 1991

March 12 in Country Music History

1938: Country singer and songwriter Lew DeWitt of The Statler Brothers fame is born on this day. DeWitt suffered from Crohn’s disease and died on August 15, 1990.

1975: The high profile divorce between George Jones and Tammy Wynette is finalised.

1991: Alan Jackson scores his first #1 on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, with “I’d Love You All Over Again.”

2006: After having successful test runs in outside cities, Ring of Fire, a jukebox musical version of the Johnny Cash biography, debuts on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. However, the show closed due to harsh reviews and disappointing sales on April 30, 2006.

‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Film Opens to Public

March 7th in Country Music History

1944: Townes Van Zandt, singer/song-writer, is born on this day in Fort Worth, Texas.

1973:Dueling Banjos” by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel becomes one of the few 1970s instrumentals to be awarded a Gold record.

1980: The film Coal Miner’s Daughter, a biography of Loretta Lynn starring Sissy Spacek, opens to the public.

1983: The Nashville Network (TNN) is launched from the now-defunct Opryland USA theme park near Nashville, Tennessee.

2000: Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski, better known as Pee Wee King, dies of a heart attack in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 86.

2013: Claude King dies of natural causes at the age of 90.

Country Icon Tragically Killed in Tennessee Plane Crash

March 5th in Country Music History

1963: Music icons Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copus and Hawkshaw Hawkins are tragically killed near Camden, Tennessee when their plane flies into severe weather. 90 miles from their destination, the trio were headed for Nashville in a Piper Comanche piloted by Copas’ son-in-law (and Cline’s manager), Randy Hughes.

1980: The film Coal Miner’s Daughter debutes in Nashville, soon becaming the #1 box office hit in America. The film starred Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn and Tommy Lee Jones as her husband Mooney Lynn.

1983: CMT is launched at 6:19 PM CST

2009: T-Swift makes her primetime television TV acting debut in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Haley Jones. Unfortunately, the singer was stabbed in the heart with a pair of scissors.

2013: Connie Sanders King is charged with both felony and premeditated first-degree murder in the death of country music manager Thomas Colucci at their Coffee County, Tennessee, home.

“Trio” Album is Released

March 2 in Country Music History

2010: Steve Miller & Kenny Chesney film for an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

2006: Former “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood returns to the FOX-TV show to perform “Jesus, Take The Wheel”.

1996: Martina McBride hovers at #1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart with “Wild Angels”.

1990: Born in Asheville, North Carolina, singer/songwriter Luke Combs is born.

1987: Warner Bros. releases the album “Trio” by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.

Alan Jackson is #1 on Country Music Album Charts

February 27th in Country Music History

1946: Sitting at #1 on the US Country Singles Chart is “Guitar Polka” by Al Dexter. The track goes on to spend a grand total of 16 weeks on Billboard’s list as the “Most Played Juke Box Folk Record” in 1946.

1971: Sammi Smith sits at #1 on the Country Charts with her version of the Kris Kristofferson song “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Click here to hear Sammi’s version.

1989: Dwight Yoakam is #1 on the Country Charts with “I Sang Dixie,” the second single from his album Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room. Click here to hear “I Sang Dixie” on YouTube.

2002: Alan Jackson is #1 on the US Country Music Album Chart with his tenth studio album Drive. Click here to hear Jackson‘s official music video on YouTube for ‘Drive (For Daddy Gene)’.

2013: Chuck Goff, Toby Keith‘s bass player of 25 years, dies due to a two-car collision in Oklahoma. One vehicle was found on top of the other vehicle, but the other driver was not injured. Click here to read Chuck’s obituary from 2013.

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Some Gave All is #1 on Charts

February 20th in Country Music History

1954: Webb Pierce’s “Slowly” becomes the first #1 song on Billboard’s country charts to feature the pedal steel guitar.

1981: Musician Chris Thile is born in Oceanside, California. Thile was a part of the acoustic folk/progressive bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers.

1993: Billy Ray Cyrus sits at #1 on the US Country music album chart with his debut album, Some Gave All which included his breakthrough hit “Achy Breaky Heart”.

1996: Alan Jackson makes a guest appearance on Home Improvement, singing “Mercury Blues” on the fictitious handyman show Tool Time.

2005: LeAnn Rimes performs “Nothin’ ‘Bout Love Makes Sense” and Big & Rich performs “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” at halftime during the NBA all-star basketball game at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.

Scotty McCreery Gives Fans A Chance To Shape New Video

Scotty McCreery is giving fans a chance to play a role in his next video. The singer has teamed with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for a new video contest for his new single “Five More Minutes.”

Fans are being encouraged to share a one-to-three minute video clip of people in their lives they want to spend more than five minutes with, and some of them may wind up in the video, which will premiere on Cracker Barrel’s YouTube channel March 15th. Video submissions are being accepted on the store’s website from now until March 5th.

What’s more, Cracker Barrel will sell Scotty’s new album “Seasons Change” beginning March 16th, with $1 from every sale going to Operation Homefront, which builds homes for military families.

Source: Scotty McCreery


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