Monday, March 13, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 13, 2017



Rascal Flatts makes its Australian concert debut at the Brisbane Convention Centre

Justin Moore sings "Small Town USA" in his Grand Ole Opry debut

The state of Texas observes Lee Ann Womack Day

Charley Pride receives a Hall of Fame medallion during the first official function at the new Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville. Robyn Young also accepts one for his late father, Faron Young

The Dixie Chicks take "You Were Mine" to the top of the Billboard country chart

Trisha Yearwood joins the Grand Ole Opry. The same night, singer/songwriter John Prine makes his Opry debut

"My Cousin Vinny," starring Joe Pesci and Ralph Macchio, makes its theater debut, with Travis Tritt performing "Bible Belt"

Decca releases Patsy Cline's "Greatest Hits"

The Statler Brothers record "Flowers On The Wall" at a session originally slated for Johnny Cash, who failed to appear, at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville

Lula Grace Johnson is born in West Plains, Missouri. She becomes Jan Howard with her marriage to songwriter Harlan Howard. She nabs several solo hits in the 1960s, then adds four more in duets with Bill Anderson, joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1971

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