March 26 in Country Music History
1942: Country music producer/songwriter Larry Butler is born.
1952: Hank Williams makes an appearance on The Kate Smith Evening Hour TV show performing “Hey Good Lookin’”.
1955: Country music artist and songwriter Dean Dillon is born.
1956: Country music singer Charlotte Denise “Charly” McClain is born.
1968: Kenny Chesney is born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
1992: George Thackston pleads no contest to a charge of reckless endangerment arising out of a fatal accident.
1996: The Woman in Me album by Shania Twain sits at #1 on the Country Charts. It would go on onto become her biggest-selling recording at the time of its release, selling 4 million copies by the end of the year.
It looks like Jason Aldean may be the next country star to open a bar on Nashville’s Lower Broadway.
According to the “Nashville Business Journal,” TC Restaurant Group filed paperwork for Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar and the company just purchased a property in the area for $32 million in a building that already houses the honky tonks Tequila Cowboy and WannaB’s Karaoke Bar.
Jason has yet to confirm the news of the possible Nashville spot, but if he is indeed opening a place he will join a long list of country stars who already have establishments in the area, including Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, John Rich and more.
Source: Nashville Business Journal
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.