COUNTRY HISTORY

March 25 - On This Day

In 1974 - Winners at the 9th Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Roger Miller, and Charlie Rich included: Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Loretta Lynn, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - Charlie…
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March 21 - On this Day

In 1988 - Winners at the 23rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Reba McEntire and Hank Williams Jr. included: Pioneer Award - Roger Miller, Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Reba McEntire, Top…
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March 20- On This Date

In 1978 - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson had "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" at #1 on the country charts. The song was first recorded by Ed Bruce, written by…
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March 19 - On This Day

In 2000 - Dixie Chicks fifth studio album Fly was at #1 on the country chart. The album debuted and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 and has now sold over 10 million units. The album earned 4 Grammy nominations…
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MARCH 18 - ON THIS DAY

In 1965 - Buck Owens was at #1 on the Country singles charts with "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" which became one of Owens' signature songs and showcases of the Bakersfield sound in…
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MARCH 14 - ON THIS DAY

In 1981 - The final showing of Live From The Grand Ole Opry on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) was aired. The show actually went beyond the televised segment, but the show was ended with a clip of Marty…
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MARCH 11 - ON THIS DAY

In 2015 - Emmylou Harris was named as one of the two 2015 Laureates to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Polar Music Prize, often referred to as the "Nobel Prize for music," each…
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march 8 - on this day

Today in 1972, the "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'" single by Charley Pride was certified gold.
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MARCH 7 - ON THIS DAY - 1973

A song from the movie Deliverance called "Dueling Banjos" by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel became one of the few 1970s instrumentals to be awarded a Gold record. The record had topped the Cash Box Magazine Best Sellers list…
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MARCH 6 - ON THIS DAY - 1999

George Jones, in the midst of a comeback on this day in 1999, was seriously injured when he crashed his Lexus into a bridge. It was later revealed that alcohol was a factor in the…
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