Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 1, 2017



Cole Swindell reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart for the first time with his debut single, "Chillin' It"

Carrie Underwood has a guest role on the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother"

Jake Owen's "Startin' With Me" video debuts on CMT

"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," Alan Jackson's collaboration with Jimmy Buffett, is certified gold by the RIAA

"Passionate Kisses" wins twice during the 36th annual Grammy awards--earning Best Country Song for Lucinda Williams and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, for Mary Chapin Carpenter--at New York's Radio City Music Hall

Waylon Jennings reaches the top of the Billboard country chart with the Rodney Crowell-penned "I Ain't Living Long Like This"

Johnny Cash marries June Carter at the Methodist Church in Franklin, Kentucky. Carter's "Ring Of Fire" co-writer Merle Kilgore serves as best man. Carlene Carter's $1-a-week allowance, earned by mowing the lawn, rises to $10-a-week

The Everly Brothers record "Bye Bye Love" and "I Wonder If I Care As Much" at the Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission in Nashville

Janis Oliver is born in Torrance, California. She joins younger sister Kristine to form Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, who rise in the 1980s behind a rockabilly-tinged sound. By that time, her last name is changed, following her marriage to Vince Gill

Hank Williams records "Mind Your Own Business," "Honky Tonk Blues," "You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)" and "Lost Highway" at Nashville's Castle Recording Studio. He records the final version of "Honky Tonk Blues" 33 months later

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