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.